CONFIRMED: Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue signs short-term deal with Sunderland

9 Mar

Emmanuel Eboue is back in the Premier League after signing a short-term deal with Sunderland.


The Ivorian defender made 214 appearances for Arsenal over a six-year period before leaving English football for Galatasaray in 2011.

He has been a free agent since being released by the Turkish top-flight side last summer and has been training with the Black Cats in recent weeks.

Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce revealed he was keen to offer Eboue a deal last week and the 32-year-old has now put pen-to-paper.

He has signed for the remainder of the season, with Allardyce hopeful he can help the relegation battlers beat the drop.

A statement from the club read: “Sunderland AFC have completed the signing of defender Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal.

“The former Ivory Coast full-back will remain with the Black Cats until the end of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season, having impressed following his arrival on Wearside a number of weeks ago.”

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