Eboue Leaves Too
Reports in The Times and both London Lite and The LondonPaper state that Eboue is on his way to Fiorentina. The Times goes on to say that the player, or rather his agents have agreed a 5 year deal. Fiorentina have offered £5.6m, whilst Arsenal values the player at £8.6m.
Fiorentina’s coach Cesare Prandelli said: Eboue is a very important player. In attack he is second to very few players in his role.”
The deal is expected to be concluded before this week-end and bring the total money raised this summer to over £50m.
At the end of the friendly against Hanover96 Eboue made a point of going over to the Arsenal fans and giving his shirt to the fans and waving good-bye.
Eboue’s departure will not upset too many fans as he has made plenty of enemies with his histrionics, poor performances and lazy play. When he burst onto the scene he was a revelation, once he had established himself he went backwards, forcing Wenger to sign Sagna. Eboue then moved to a midfield role. The problem was he never tracked back to help Sagna, was this because he had not forgiven Sagna for replacing him? Whatever the reason he did not put his heart into the job which resulted in the fans turning on him and eventually led him to be substituted against Wigan when the jeers were too much.
Eboue returned tougher and better, but the die had been cast and any falling over was greeted with jeers. Eboue became a cult figure at the Emirates, but this was out of ridicule and pity rather than out of anything genuine.
Some people have likened Eboue to Ray Parlour. Anyone that does this insults Ray who would die for Arsenal and would not spend anytime rolling around the floor.
Eboue leaves for Fiorentina with the blessing of the Arsenal fans, there will be tears shed for him and there will be no fond memories. It is a miracle that Arsene has found someone prepared to pay nearly £9m for him.
Goodbye Eboue, they will love our tantrums in Italy.
Posted on July 30, 2009, in Arsenal Players, Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfer, Arsenal Transfers, Summer Transfer News, Summer Transfers 2009, Transfer News. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.