French international left back Benjamin Mendy joined Manchester City in 2017 from Monaco. The 27-year-old scored his first and only goal for the club in November 2020.
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
Cheshire Constabulary said the offences pertained to three women and the allegations took place between October 2020 and August 2021.
Mendy, 27, has not commented on the charges but is expected to appear in court on Friday, 27 August.
He began his career with Le Havre and moved to Marseille and Monaco before a £52 million transfer to the Etihad Stadium in 2017.
City won the English Premier League in May this year but lost the Champions’ League final to Chelsea.