Following his release from Manchester City this summer, Benjamin Mendy has signed a two-year contract with Ligue 1 club FC Lorient.
After being exonerated of charges of rape and attempted rape less than a week ago, Benjamin Mendy signed with FC Lorient of Ligue 1.
The former Manchester City defender will now compete in the French top division, according to a statement posted on Lorient’s website confirming the deal, it was said that the club is pleased to announce the signing of the French player for two seasons.
It was also stated in the post that, “After having satisfied the traditional medical examination, Benjamin Mendy, world champion 2018, quadruple winner of the Premier League under the colors of Manchester City and French champion of Ligue 1 with Monaco in particular, comes to reinforce the Lorient workforce for this new season.
“The native of Longjumeau, who will wear number 5 with the Merlus, will take his first steps at Espace FCL today. Welcome Benjamin!”
Mendy moved from Monaco to Manchester City for $52 million in 2017, signing a contract that paid him £10,000. But when his contract expired at the end of June, he was let go. He finished his career with City in August 2021 following a suspension by the club on his alleged rape case.
Mendy recently sobbed in Chester Crown Court after a jury exonerated him of all rape-related charges after a retrial. All six women’s accusations against him resulted in a verdict of innocence.