Sunderland poised to announce deal for former Arsenal star

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 8:46

Emmanuel Eboue: Never played a single game for Sunderland

Emmanuel Eboue: Never played a single game for Sunderland

Sunderland are on the verge of confirming the signing of former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal until the end of the season, sources have told TEAMtalk.com.

Free agent Eboue has been on trial at Sunderland for the past month as he looks to find himself a new club after leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season.

Eboue has impressed Sunderland’s coaching staff during his trial stint on Wearside and the club have offered the Ivorian a deal until the end of the season.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is keen to add to his full-back options with the likes of Billy Jones and DeAndre Yedlin struggling to nail down the right-back spot at the Stadium of Light and Adam Matthews being allowed to go out on loan to Bristol City.

Allardyce sees Eboue’s experience as a valuable addition to his squad and the defender could make his debut in their next Premier League game against relegation rivals Newcastle on March 20.

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