French footballer and former Manchester City player, Benjamin Mendy, has returned back to active football within a week after being cleared of rape cases.
Why Benjamin Mendy Was Away From Football
He was accused of carrying out sex attacks on two women at his £4million mansion, only to be cleared after three hours of deliberation by a jury at Chester Crown Court last Friday.
Sometime in January, Mendy was also already cleared of six counts of r@pe and one count of $exual assault on one count of rape and one count of attempted rape during lockdown-busting parties.
How Long Was Mendy Away From Football
Mendy, 28, last played for English Champions, City, back in August 2021 and has officially left the Premier League club when his contract expired earlier this month.
Lorient were therefore able to sign him on a free transfer and he will wear jersey number 5 at the French club.
How Lorient Unveiled Mendy
In a club statement on Wednesday, the Ligue 1 outfit confirmed he is due to arrive at their training ground on Wednesday after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.
The statement written in French said, “FC Lorient is pleased to announce today the signing for two seasons of French international left-back Benjamin Mendy (29).
“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!”