Eboue training with Hungarian side Ferencvaros

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The 34-year-old former Arsenal defender is currently a free agent after his year-long ban from playing football was lifted a couple of months ago

Emmanuel Eboue is training with Hungarian side Ferencvaros to maintain his fitness after his year-long FIFA-imposed ban from football was lifted, Goal understands.

The 34-year-old former Arsenal defender was unable to play or train with any club since March last year after he was suspended by FIFA for failing to pay a €1 million debt to his former agent, Sebastien Boisseau.

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At one point the Ivorian right-back was training with semi-professional side Enfield Town where he kept himself fit and in a recent interview described his ban as “a bit like being in prison where you can't do anything."

Eboue became a free agent in 2015 after leaving Turkish side Galatasaray and saw his move to Sunderland cut short just a month after signing in early March 2016, where he was released without playing a single game.

Now training with the self-proclaimed ‘most popular team in Hungary’, Eboue reached out to his former Sunderland fitness coach Peter Friar who is currently head physiotherapist at the Budapest-based outfit, and is training with the side.

It's understood that Eboue, who knows Ferencvaros midfielder Zoltan Gera from his spell in the Premier League, is enjoying his time in Budapest and would be open to moving to the club ahead of next season.


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