Sunderland poised to announce deal for former Arsenal star

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 8:46 - James Marshment

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

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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