The statement from former Manchester City player legal team said he was paid nothing over 21 months until his deal ended, despite being cleared of all counts. It argues City was not contractually entitled to impose such a lengthy wage suspension.

“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 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 statement read.