Emmanuel Eboué will fly to England to have further tests after it was discovered the 34-year-old had contracted HIV, according to Goal Turkey.
Concerns over Eboué’s health were first raised on Sunday when the player’s agent, Tekin Birinci, took to social media to say:
“Unfortunately [it] is true that we are facing some medical problems about Eboue. He will go to England… so we will know how serious it is.” Emmanuel Eboué has been diagnosed with HIV according to various reports… ”
The Ivory Coast international joined Sunderland in March 2016.
Eboue, 34, is familiar with the language from his four seasons with Galatasaray after leaving Arsenal in 2011.
He won three Super Lig titles, the Turkish Cup and two Super Cups with the Istanbul club.