Algerian and Manchester City star, Riyad Mahrez and his wife, Rita, have been ordered to pay more than £3,600 in unpaid wages to their children’s former nanny.
In a ruling by Judge, John Sherratt, Mahrez and his wife “made an unauthorised deduction” from the wages of nanny, Catalina Miraflores.
The judge also ordered them to pay an extra £150 in damages after they “failed to pay certain expenses”.
The Sun reports that Miraflores was hired in 2018 by the footballer – who earns around £200,000 a week – to look after his two daughters.
In a written ruling, Sherratt said: “The respondents have made an unauthorised deduction from the claimant’s wages and are ordered to pay the claimant the net sum of £3,612.
“The respondents, in breach of contract, have failed to pay certain expenses to the claimant and are ordered to pay damages to the claimant in the sum of £150.”
A separate claim of unfair dismissal by Miraflores was rejected by the tribunal on the grounds that she lacked two years’ qualifying service.
In a chat with the Sun, Miraflores said: “I worked really, really hard for that money.”
City broke their transfer record to sign the £60 million winger, now aged 28, on a five-year deal from Leicester in 2018.
He was part of the squad that became the first English men’s team to complete a domestic treble this year.
He also helped Leicester win the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season.