Sam Holds Big Hopes For Eboue
The 32 year old was let go by Turkish giants Galatasaray last summer and has been training with the Black Cats for a number of weeks.
But it wasn't until last week that Allardyce let it be known that Eboue would be offered a deal with the club.
Allardyce is hoping that the player still has some of the magic in him that made him a big name at Arsenal for so many year.
The Sunderland boss told PA Sport: "It would be wrong of me to turn down a player with such great experience of the Premier League, Champions League, international football, not to think that he could play a part for us in our fight against relegation this season.
"He`s a terrific guy, a very, very good talker as well as a good player. Hopefully when the test comes, he is fit enough to cope."
Sunderland next play on March 20th when they take on local rivals Newcastle United.