The two players who are among the club’s best players so far this season are said to be with Mendy hours before he allegedly raped a lady in August 2021.
The Sun claimed that the footballers spent the evening together before they went their separate ways. They didn’t follow Mendy to Cheshire, where the footballer’s house is located.
It was at the address he allegedly raped a lady which resulted in his arrest on August 26 and the subsequent charges brought against him.
Since August 26, Benjamin Mendy has been in the custody of law enforcement agencies. He has been slammed with four counts of rape and one case of sexual assault.
The Manchester City defender reportedly committed the crime on three different women including a lady under the age of 18. He reportedly committed the crimes in October 2020, January 2021, and August this year.
Due to the charges against him, the 27-year-old French footballer has been remanded at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool for about eight weeks.
His legal representatives have tried to secure his release on bail three different times but failed which means that he would have to remain at the prison until January 4 when his trial commences.
Recall that Manchester City have suspended Benjamin Mendy pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. There are reports that Manchester United have removed the player’s name from every product of the club. His name is no longer associated with any product on the club’s online store.
However, his name is still on the club’s website but appeared as a suspended player which means that his contract with the club is still intact.
If the Sun report is anything to go by, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez will be among the witnesses that might be invited to testify when the trial commences in January.
However, immediately after the report went viral, a spokesperson of Mahrez told Marca that the Algerian footballer “is not a witness and isn’t being treated like one”.
Hence, one has to wait until January 4 to confirm whether or not Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez would serve as witnesses during the trial.