Emmanuel Eboue

Sunderland close to Eboue capture

Published On 07/03/2016 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Ivory Coast, Latest News, Premier League, Super Lig, Top Stories

Former Arsenal and Galatasaray star Emmanuel Eboue is edging closer to completing a move to Sunderland after the exit of Adam Matthews to Bristol City on loan.

Eboue’s capture is due to be confirmed by Sunderland after the ex-Arsenal right-back has spent almost a month training with the Black Cats.

The 32-year-old has been left out of Sunderland’s Under-21s fixture against Everton at the Stadium of Light tonight as he closes in on completing the move, Africa Football Shop understands.

Eboue could be in line for a debut in the now crucial Tyne-Wear derby as both clubs battle relegation from the English Premier League.

That St James’s Park clash looks ever-more crucial for two clubs in the thick of the relegation dogfight and Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul admits it’s a defining encounter for the Black Cats.

“There’s some important games left and the one coming is the most important for the fans, and for us also,” said Kaboul.

Eboue began his career at the famous Asec Mimosas in Ivory Coast before joining Beveren in Belgium. He then moved to Arsenal before four-year spell with Turkish giants Galatasaray. He’s been capped 79 times by Les Elephants.

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