Report: Sunderland to make new signing imminently, Emmanuel Eboue agrees deal

Sunderland have reportedly agreed to sign free agent defender Emmanuel Eboue.

According to a report from ESPN, Sunderland have agreed a deal to sign free agent defender Emmanuel Eboue on a deal until the end of the season.

The Black Cats have had long-standing issues at right back, as summer signing Adam Matthews has done little since signing from Celtic, DeAndre Yedlin has been hit-and-miss having arrived on loan from Tottenham, whilst Billy Jones has had some shaky recent performances.

Now, it seems that manager Sam Allardyce - who was busy in January by signing the likes of Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff, Wahbi Khazri and Dame N'Doye - is ready to make a move to solve that problem by signing Emmanuel Eboue.

The Ivorian, 32, has been on trial with Sunderland recently, and played in an Under-21 game against Leicester City earlier this week, in a bid to impress manager Allardyce.

Formerly of Arsenal, Eboue is a free agent having left Galatasaray last summer, and could now be on the verge of a Premier League return.

ESPN report that Sunderland have now agreed a deal to sign Eboue on a contract until the end of the season, with Allardyce no doubt seeing him as a player with valuable experience as Sunderland battle valiantly against relegation to the Championship. 

Will Eboue be a good signing for Sunderland?

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