BENJAMIN MENDY is set to make his football comeback this weekend… two years after his last appearance on the pitch.
Former Manchester City star Mendy signed for French side Lorient after being cleared of rape.
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The left-back penned a two-year deal five days after his trial ended in July.
And L’Equipe claims Mendy, 29, is now ready to return to action in Sunday’s game against former side Monaco.
It will be his first match since appearing in City’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in August 2021.
Mendy is said to have been training vigorously for the past two months in a bid to get up to speed.
Lorient have won just one of their opening four matches this term, with their last result a 3-0 defeat at Le Havre.
And Mendy is now set to be drafted in to face Monaco, who are top of Ligue 1 with three wins this term.
He spent one season with the south-coast side, winning the title in 2017 before joining City for £52million.
Mendy ended up playing 75 times under Pep Guardiola, winning three Premier Leagues before his contract expired in June.
Before signing with Lorient, Mendy reportedly rejected an offer to return to England.
It’s claimed Burnley, managed by ex-Man City teammate Vincent Kompany, were interested in a deal.
Mendy also had an offer to join Greek giants Olympiacos.
But he opted to return to France to “have fun on the pitch” in a “quieter environment.”