Benjamin Mendy to sue Man City as Manuel Pellegrini backs club on FFP charges

The Merseyside club were docked ten points after they were found guilty of overspending by 24m. This leaves Sean Dyche&aposs side languishing in the relegation zone albeit the Toffees are appealing against the decision.

City will not have received any comfort from the decision made by the top flight considering the charges which the Blues are accused of are more severe than Everton&aposs. Experts have warned Pep Guardiola&aposs side could be relegated if they are found guilty of all their offences.

And as we take a look at the City headlines, the Blues could be forced to payout more money away from the FFP charges.

Benjamin Mendy is taking former club City to an employment tribunal under claims of unpaid wages.

Former City left-back Mendy was suspended by the club in August 2021 when he was charged by the police over multiple counts of rape and one alleged sexual assault. The Frenchman was cleared of six counts of rape and one of sexual assault earlier this year, and subsequently cleared over a further count of rape and one attempted rape in a retrial in July 2023.

By this time, the footballer was a free agent after his contract with City expired in June 2023. However, after being found not guilty of any of the charges against him Mendy is now seeking money back in unpaid wages that he did not get while he was suspended by City for a period of nearly two years.

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Manuel Pellegrini has defended City&aposs spending and hit back at suggestions they should be stripped of their titles following alleged breaches of financial regulations.

City were charged by the Premier League with over 100 alleged financial breaches last month, following a four-year investigation into activity spanning as far back as 2009. City are alleged to have breached league rules requiring provision in utmost good faith of accurate financial information that gives a true and fair view of the clubs financial position – claims the club strongly denies.

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