An unpleasant court docket case may very well be forward.
Former Manchester City participant Benjamin Mendy has taken the membership to court docket over his unpaid wages. The left-back who now performs for French Ligue 1 facet FC Lorient.
The participant is represented by distinguished sports activities lawyer Nick De Marco KC. The ‘multi-million pound’ lawsuit in opposition to City is supposed to get better unpaid wages owed to the participant because the membership stopped his £100,000-per-week wage when he was charged with rape and sexual assault again in 2021.
Mendy denied any wrongdoing all through the method. He was later cleared of the fees earlier this 12 months after being discovered not responsible by the jury at Chester Crown Courtroom. Along with his contract at City already expired, the …-year-old searching for fee of the backlog of his £100,000-a-week wages which City stopped paying from September 2021.
Mendy is now searching for full compensation of his wage owed from September 2021 to the expiration of his contract in June 2023. That is to allow him to meet his monetary obligations as he’s at the moment in monetary issue.
As reported final month, the previous French worldwide slashed his £5m asking worth for his Cheshire mansion by £750,000 in his efforts to keep away from going bankrupt.
Mendy’s accountant, David Lumley, has revealed that the again pay was ‘within the order of 9 to 10 million kilos gross’. That’s the quantity the participant is trying to get from the membership. The membership is but to answer the quantity being claimed.
Nonetheless, there are ongoing discussions between Mendy’s representatives and the membership to resolve the matter. Final month, Louis Doyle KC, revealed that discussions with City have been ongoing. ‘One senses that there’s going to be a optimistic finish to the dispute’, mentioned Louis.
Though the declare is about to go earlier than an Employment Tribunal, in the long run, it could be a matter to be settled by each events out of court docket. Each events have claims and counter claims because the participant was not accessible as required by his contract to work through the interval in query as a consequence of his authorized battles.
The membership may have cancelled the contract then however did not and so technically, the participant was nonetheless beneath contract regardless of being suspended by the membership.