Utility man wanted by Old Lady of Italian Football.
Serie A giants Juventus will make a move for Arsenal wide-man Emmanuel Eboue in January, according to reports.
The 26-year-old, who has made 102 league appearances for the Gunners, endured an eventful 2008/09, famously being booed by his own supporters in a home encounter against Wigan, with the substitiute eventually having to be replaced before full-time.
Eboue made 28 Premier League outings last season, but they were increasingly as a substitute as the season progressed.
And with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on the horizon, the Ivory Coast international revealed earlier this summer that he may be forced to move on in order to play regular first-team football ahead of next year’s global showpiece.
Despite reports linking him with moves to Juventus, Fiorentina and Atletico Madrid, a move failed to materialise for Eboue, and instead he has seen himself start seven games for the Gunners in 2009/10.
However, according to Tuttosport, the Old Lady are still set to make a move for the midfielder during the winter transfer window, with Eboue’s Belgian passport meaning he would not count as a non-EU member of the squad. (Four Four Two)
Whilst Emmanuel Eboue has pledged his desire to stay at the Emirates he would presumably be quite interested in a move to the Serie A giants Juventus and in many ways it would perhaps be a move that Arsene Wenger is not too displeased about allowing to take place.
The Ivorian is only really ever a member of the starting eleven at someone else’s expense, i.e. when they are crocked, but perhaps Eboue would be better served at this stage in his career to look for a new challenge and as this source suggests his place in the national team set up is by no means a definite so again first team football is key with the World Cup just around the corner.