TRANSFER: Benjamin Mendy Returns To Football, Signs Two Year Deal With Lorient

Former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has signed a two-year deal with Ligue 1 club Lorient.

The world cup winner, signed for the french club five days after he was cleared of rape charges.

The French club said in a statement: “FC Lorient is pleased to announce today the signing of France international left-back Benjamin Mendy for two seasons.”

Lorient added that Mendy, who will wear No. 5, has passed a medical and will make his first appearance at the club’s training ground later on Wednesday.

Mendy, 29, became the Premier League’s most expensive defender when City paid £52m to Monaco for him in 2017.

He won three titles with City and was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad in 2018.

Mendy, 29, joined Manchester City in 2017 but last played for the club in an August 2021 fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Le Havre, Marseille and Monaco defender who also has 10 caps for France, was released by City when his contract expired last month.

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