Benjamin Mendy is taking former membership Manchester Metropolis to an employment tribunal over hundreds of thousands of kilos he claims he’s owed in unauthorised wage deductions.
France full-back Mendy, 29, left Metropolis on the finish of his contract this summer season.
He was cleared of a sequence of rape and tried rape prices made towards him.
It’s alleged Metropolis stopped paying Mendy in September 2021 after he was initially charged and held in custody.
In an announcement, it was confirmed main UK sports activities lawyer Nick De Marco is dealing with Mendy’s case, which quantities to a “multi-million pound declare” and it’s anticipated the case can be heard in 2024.
Mendy joined Ligue 1 membership Lorient initially of this season and he has thus far made three substitute appearances for the French aspect.
He joined Metropolis from Monaco in a £52m deal in 2017 and received Premier League titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
His closing look for the membership got here within the Premier League on 15 August 2021.
Mendy was remanded in custody for 5 months earlier than being launched on bail in January 2022, after which went to trial for the primary time in August 2022.
In January he was cleared of six counts of rape and one depend of sexual assault.
He was then cleared of raping a girl and making an attempt to rape one other in July at a retrial.
Metropolis didn’t remark when approached by BBC Sport.