Sunderland have confirmed the signing of defender Emmanuel Eboue on a short-term deal on the official club website.
Eboue has been training with Sunderland for the past two weeks on trial after leaving Galatasaray.
The experienced full-back has history playing in England having previously been contracted to Arsenal for eight seasons before joining Galatasaray.
The Ivory Coast international was released by Galatasaray after falling out with the board but feels he was harshly treated by his former side who he won three league titles and two Turkish Cup trophies with.
The 32-year-old stated that he still does not understand why he was left out of the squad. Eboue was an important member of the squad until he was dropped to the reserves following the appointed of Dursun Özbek as club president.
“I came back for training and I was told I would not be playing,” he said.
“The president (Dursun Ozbek) told the manager (Cesare Prandelli) at the time not to pick me. The way I was treated was very unfair.”
Eboue won three Super Lig titles and five domestic trophies, gaining further Champions League experience during his time at Galatasaray.