Over the summer there were alarming reports about Emmanuel Eboue with fake reports of his suicide spreading across social media.
Since then, however, things have been relatively quiet so we thought it might be a good idea to see if he’s doing alright.
The last we heard, Eboue had spent the night in a cell before being cleared of arson while remaining under investigation for malicious communications. He has not had a happy time since his split with his wife and financial struggles left him contemplating suicide by his own admission.
Numerous clubs and players were reported to have reached out to him with offers of help, but these things seem easy to do in the moment. The follow-through is often lacking.
Thankfully, it seems as if one club did step up to help him out.
Although it as reported that he would get a youth coaching role, according to his own Instagram account, Eboue now works as a scout for Galatasaray, the club he played for after leaving Arsenal for £3.15m in the summer of 2015.
He’s been out of the press now for a number of months and that can only be a good thing.
Speaking in December, Eboue revealed his personal struggles with money and relationships. He opened up about his divorce, explaining how that had left him with no money or home.
“All I want is to return to football once more,” he told the French press (via The S*n).
“I still possess ability. I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football, I don’t care where.
“I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone. Football is an ungrateful world. It is no longer about talent – instead it is money and business.
“It hurts me. I no longer switch on the TV when I am at home, as when I see my friends playing football I am happy for them – but deep down within myself I am in tears.”