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Legal Battle: Mendy Takes on Man City for Unpaid Wages



Benjamin Mendy

His lawyer, Nick De Marco, has confirmed that legal action has been initiated to claim all outstanding wages until the expiry of Mendy’s contract with City in June 2023. The claim asserts that the Premier League champions withheld pay for almost two years while the legal cases were ongoing.

Mendy, who became the world’s costliest defender after joining City from Monaco for £52 million in 2017, won three league titles but last played in August 2021, just before his arrest.

A statement from Mendy’s legal team indicated that he received no payment for 21 months until his contract ended, despite being cleared of all charges. The statement argues that City was not contractually entitled to impose such a long suspension of wages.

“Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) is acting for the former Manchester City player 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 offence 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 statement read.

As of the time of reporting, Manchester City has not yet issued a comment regarding the lawsuit.