Emmanuel Eboue reportedly signed a one-year deal with a club in Northern Cyprus, as he aims to get his career back on track after a playing ban, but the move is currently on hold.

After joining Sunderland last year Eboue was given a ban, for failing to pay a former agent, from which he has now returned. As a result, the former Gunner was free to join a new club, and according to The S*n he’s signed on with Northern Cypriot club Turk Ocagi Limassol.

However, this move is now on hold, because during his medical abnormal blood values were found, and he’ll now undergo further tests in England, claim Goal. Though it’s been reported in Turkish media that Eboue has been diagnosed with HIV, Eboue’s agent Tekin Birinci told Goal that this hasn’t been confirmed: “It’s wrong to say at this point he has HIV.

“Turkish news reports are wrong. I made it [Eboue’s situation] clear two days ago. Even if it will be true it shouldn’t be published like that.”

Whilst we wish Emmanuel the best with his health situation, at this point we don’t know the full extent of the issue. What we do know is that he won’t complete the move until it’s all resolved.

Eboue played for Arsenal for seven years between 2004 and 2011, before moving to Turkish club Galatasary.

During his time with the Gunners he made 214 appearances, and became a bit of a cult hero with fans for his lovable personality in Arsenal media appearances and interviews. Hopefully he’ll be back playing soon.

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