The man, the myth, the legend that is Emmanuel Eboue appeared for Sunderland’s u21s against Leicester amid rumours that he could be signing a contract with the Black Cats.

The former Gunner has been on trial in the north east for a while now and it looks as if he’s impressed enough to not only make an appearance for Sunderland’s u21s but to also get a contract there.

Eboue only left Galatasaray last summer amid controversy and claims that he was deliberately not played and hasn’t played a competitive game since, so it’s really of no surprise that the 32-year-old wasn’t on his best form. However, it’s a start.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Andy Carroll of Liverpool closes down Emmanuel Eboue of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Although I wouldn’t want Eboue back in north London considering he wasn’t exactly the best player and simply became popular for his clown-like behaviour on and off the pitch, I do want him to be happy. He’s never said a bad word against Arsenal and even spoke in January about returning, which broke my heart.

I wish him all the best.