BENJAMIN Mendy has slashed a whopping £750,000 off the asking price of his £5million mansion as he battles bankruptcy following his trial.
The former Manchester City footballer, 29, must sell the sprawling Cheshire property to avoid financial ruin.
Benjamin Mendy’s mansion has now been put up for sale
The ex-City defender now plays for Lorient in France
As he chases up to £10m of back pay from his old club and while rebuilding his career at French Ligue 1 club Lorient, Mendy has now reduced the asking price to £4.25million.
It comes as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is seeking a bankruptcy order against the footballer over a nearly £800,000 tax debt.
The house is described by estate agents as “one of the finest contemporary homes in Cheshire”.
The 11,000sq-ft residence is set in over 1.75 acres of grounds and boasts six bedroom suites, an open plan living area, games room, home cinema, swimming pool, steam room, gym and spa.
The sprawling property boasts a luxurious interior
Peter Crouch was a former tenant at the mansion
The property is worth millions
There is even a home cinema at the swanky pad
It was bought by Mendy from cricketing legend Andrew Flintoff in 2018 for £4.8million.
Flintoff, who never lived at the house, bought it for £1.8million in 2008 and spent two years rebuilding the property – before renting it out.
His tenants included former footballer Peter Crouch and wife Abbey Clancy.
The former Man City star was already a millionaire when he joined from Monaco in 2017 on a six-year contract.
His deal guaranteed him a basic £100,000-a-week salary and up to £170,000 with bonuses.
But instead of pocketing £31.2million, he ended up fighting bankruptcy after his 2020 arrest for гɑpe.
He was cleared of raping a woman following a retrial in July.
Jurors unanimously cleared him of both charges after three hours of deliberation.
But despite going free, he was forced to close his image rights company after being chased for unpaid tax.
The footballer took a huge financial hit after being charged in 2021, with City stopping his salary the following month.
After that, BENJAMIN Mendy has reportedly launched a multi-million pound lawsuit against Manchester City over unpaid wages.
The defender, 29, has filed a claim with the Employment Tribunal over “unauthorised deductions from wages”.
Benjamin Mendy at the Parc des Princes on August 12
Benjamin Mendy in action for FC Lorient against AS Monaco at Stade du Moustoir on September 17
He has now returned to professional football with French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient five days after his acquittal – making his debut in September.
But Mendy is now seeking a return of pay owed until the end of his contract, which expired in June, Sky Sports News reports.
A statement from lawyer Nick De Marco KC, acting on behalf of Mendy, said: “Nick De Marco KC (instructed by Laffer Abogados (Madrid) is acting for the former Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy in a multi-million-pound claim for unauthorised deductions from wages.
“Manchester City FC failed to pay Mr Mendy any wages at all from September 2021, following Mr Mendy being charged with various offence all of which he was subsequently acquitted of, until the end of his contract in June 2023.
“The claim will come before an Employment Tribunal.”
His last appearance in the Premier League came in August 2021 in a 1-0 defeat for Man City against Tottenham.
In a statement via his solicitor following his acquittal, Mendy vowed to begin “rebuilding his life”.
Mendy playing for City against Southampton at the Etihad stadium in November 2018