Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Emmanuel Eboue's arrival, discuss impact on Yedlin

Sunderland have snapped up former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue today, potentially impacting Spurs loanee DeAndre Yedlin.

Sunderland have today confirmed on their official website that free agent defender Emmanuel Eboue has signed a contract until the end of the season.

The Black Cats are fighting against relegation, and after a 1-1 draw with Southampton last weekend, Sam Allardyce's men are now a point clear of the bottom three.

Still, Allardyce has been looking for ways to strengthen his side even after signing the likes of Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri in January, and took former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue on trial last month.

The Ivorian defender, 32, has been a free agent since leaving Galatasaray at the end of last season, and is now back in the Premier League after seemingly impressing during his trial spell on Wearside.

Sunderland confirmed earlier today that Eboue has signed a deal until the end of the season, offering an experienced option in a position where the Black Cats have had problems.

Adam Matthews has been sent out on loan to Bristol City having struggled since his move from Celtic last summer, whilst Billy Jones has disappointed in patches this season. Tottenham loanee DeAndre Yedlin has been hit-and-miss too, meaning Eboue has a great chance of playing if he's fit enough.

Fans have been reacting on Twitter ever since the deal was confirmed, and believe that there could be a huge impact on Yedlin, either by offering him valuable experience, or by supplanting him from the Sunderland team.

Supporters believe that Eboue's experience and character will help Sunderland, and are hopeful that he can hit the ground running ahead of the next game against rivals Newcastle United.

Here are some of the reactions from Sunderland fans on Twitter after Eboue put pen-to-paper this afternoon...

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