Former Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy (29) intends to seek financial compensation from the Citizens after being suspended by the Premier League side. According to a feature from L’Equipe on Monday, talks between the newly-signed Lorient player and the Premier League champions have already started. The 2018 World Cup winner has been cleared of all the charges of sexual crimes against him last month. Only days after the verdict, Mendy has signed a two-year contract with the Brittany-based Ligue 1 outfit.
However, Mendy’s judicial journey may not be over yet. The French publication reveals that the French international’s wages were frozen when Manchester City announced his suspension as soon as his arrest has been made public on August 26th, 2021. Mendy’s five-year contract with the Citizens expired last June, during his second trial. L’Équipe understands that the player is considering under what conditions he could recover all or a portion of the frozen wages during those last two years. As part of his fitness recovery process, Mendy is not expected to feature in Lorient’s Ligue 1 opening game away at PSG on Saturday.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval