According to The Chronicle, Sunderland have taken former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on trial, with a view to a permanent deal.
The Black Cats added two new defenders during the January transfer window, with Lamine Kone and Jan Kirchhoff both arriving at the Stadium of Light - but the right back spot remains a concern.
Billy Jones struggled against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, whilst DeAndre Yedlin has made little impact since arriving from Tottenham, and Adam Matthews is already something of a forgotten man having played just twice following his summer move from Celtic.
Now, manager Sam Allardyce appears to be looking to use the free agent market to add a new right back, with The Chronicle reporting that Emmanuel Eboue has arrived on Wearside to begin a trial with Allardyce's men.
The Ivorian, 32, is known to many Premier League fans having racked up over 200 appearances for Arsenal, but he has been a free agent since the end of last season, when he was released by Turkish giants Galatasaray.
Eboue will be hoping to win a permanent deal with Sunderland and make a shock return to the Premier League, potentially offering the Black Cats an experienced option at right back in the club's fight against relegation.
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