Sunderland terminate contract of international wideman after ex-agent row

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A statement on the Sunderland website has confirmed that the Black Cats have informed Emmanuel Eboue that they intend to terminate his contract.

The ex-Arsenal right-back only signed for the club earlier this month on a short-term deal until the end of the season, having previously been on trial at the club.

However, before he’s even made a first-team appearance for Sam Allardyce’s side, he already looks set to leave the club.

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The club’s decision comes after the Stadium of Light outfit were advised by the Football Association that the wideman has been suspended from all football-related activity—including playing the game himself—by Fifa following a fiscal dispute between the Ivorian international and a former agent.

The club—who have endured their fair share of controversy this season following Adam Johnson’s prison sentence for sexual activity with a child [as per Sky Sports]—are understood to have been unaware of the 32-year-old’s ongoing dispute with his ex-representative before he signed for the club.

Cote d’Ivoire veteran Eboue—who can play at right-back, in right midfield or at the base of the midfield—represented Arsenal for six years from 2005, and also featured for the likes of Galatasaray, Beveren and ASEC Mimosas.

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