Manchester City have offered an initial reaction to news of Benjamin Mendy pursuing £10 million in unpaid wages, after a statement emerged on Monday afternoon.
In July 2023, Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty by a jury in a retrial at Chester Crown Court.
Earlier this year, the now-former Manchester City defender had been found not guilty of sexual offences against a number of women but the jury were unable to reach verdicts on the two charges, leading to the retrial.
Benjamin Mendy has now been seeking the return of pay he is owed by Manchester City up until the end of his contract, which ended in June 2023 and led to his move to Ligue 1 on a free transfer where he currently plays for FC Lorient.
Following the emergence of news on Monday afternoon that revealed Benjamin Mendy was suing Manchester City for up to £10 million in unpaid wages, an initial reaction from the club has since developed.
A statement released to Telegraph Sport on Benjamin Mendy’s move read, “Nick De Marco KC [instructed by Laffer Abogados, Madrid] is acting for Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages.
“Manchester City FC failed to pay Mr Mendy any wages at all from September 2021, following Mr Mendy being charged with various offences, all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023.
“The claim will come before an employment tribunal.”
The Telegraph have now revealed that while Manchester City have since declined to comment on the development, last season’s Treble winners are understood to have ‘reacted with some bemusement’ to Mendy’s claim, having rebuffed his approaches to settle out of court.
Benjamin Mendy won three Premier League titles with Manchester City during his time with the club, alongside successes in the EFL Cup, FA Cup, FA Community Shield, and claiming a UEFA Champions League final runners-up medal in 2021.
Across 75 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions following his move from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017, Benjamin Mendy scored two goals and provided a further 14 assists in the process.