Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue could be about to have his career revived by MLS side LA Galaxy with the club interested in his valuable experience, according to The Sun.
The Ivorian defender has a resume full of experience which could be a good addition to a suspect LA Galaxy back-line. Brazilian side Cruzeiro are also reportedly interested in handing Eboue a lifeline.
Eboue spent seven years at Arsenal and he also started the 2006 Champions League final defeat against Barcelona. After leaving the Gunners in 2011, he signed for Turkish giants Galatasaray and went on to win three Süper Lig’s with the club.
The 35-year-old signed for Sunderland in 2016 but failed to make a single appearance for the Black Cats. The spell was destroyed by a 12-month ban imposed by FIFA after Eboue had failed to pay his former agent.
He recently tried to kick-start his career once more with a move to Cypriot side Ocagi Limasol but the move fell through due to medical issues.
It has been well-documented that Eboue has had off-the-pitch issues in the latter stage of his career, and the defender admitted he cried following his release from Sunderland. Eboue has battled depression after the relationship with his ex-wife went sour and ended in divorce, leaving him with issues both mentally and financially.
LA Galaxy currently occupy the final playoff spot in the Western Conference as we head towards the business end of the season. The Galaxy’s defence has been questionable all year so the addition of Eboue could inject some much-needed experience.