BENJAMIN MENDY has arrived at FC Lorient’s training ground after his shock transfer to the Ligue 1 club.
The former Manchester City defender was pictured posing with the club’s dark orange jersey after taking a medical today.
INSTAGRAMBenjamin Mendy has arrived at FC Lorient after his shock transfer[/caption]
INSTAGRAMMendy was pictured posing with the club’s dark orange jersey[/caption]
“Lorient are happy to announce today the signing on a two-year deal of the French international left-back Benjamin Mendy,” FC Lorient said in a statement.
The 29-year-old could also return to the UK on August 5 to face AFC Bournemouth in a friendly at the Vitality Stadium.
Mendy was cleared of sex offences last week, ending a three-year court process.
The player had previously being cleared in January of six counts of rape and one of sexual assault following a six-month trial.
But jurors in that trial had been unable to reach a verdict on two other counts, triggering the retrial that ended last week.
Mendy, whose contract with English and European champions Man City expired at the end of June, had denied all the charges against him.
Lorient finished 10th, behind champions Paris Saint-Germain, in Ligue 1 last season.
His arrival at the club comes almost two years after his last match for City.
INSTAGRAMMendy has signed a two-year deal with the French club[/caption]
INSTAGRAMHis arrival at the club comes almost two years after his last match for City[/caption]
AFPHe was cleared of sex offences last week, ending a three-year court process[/caption]