Sunderland to terminate Eboue contract
English Premier League side Sunderland AFC have expressed their intention to cancel the contract of Ivory Coast defender Emmauel Eboue.
Sunderland confirmed that has been advised by the Football Association that Emmanuel Eboue has been placed under an immediate suspension from football and all football-related activity for a period of one year, by FIFA.
The suspension relates to a monetary dispute between the player and a former agent, which precedes his time at Sunderland AFC and was not something that the club was made aware of by the player.
Eboue signed a contract with Sunderland AFC until the end of the current season and the club has therefore given notice of its intention to terminate the contract. The player has two weeks in which to appeal this decision.
Eboue had been without a club since leaving Turkish side Galatasaray prior to joining Sunderland. Before moving to Turkey, Eboue spent a number of season at Arsenal.