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Everton Sign Striker Arouna Kone From Wigan On 3-Year Deal

arouna kone1 Everton Sign Striker Arouna Kone From Wigan On 3 Year Deal

Everton have signed striker Arouna Kone from Wigan on a three-year deal. The club didn’t disclose the transfer fee, but Kone was being chased by Newcastle United and Swansea City, among other clubs, so the signing is quite a coup for Roberto Martinez and the Toffees.

Kone had a strong season for Wigan Athletic last year with 11 goals scored in 33 league appearances. The former PSV and Sevilla striker played for the entire 90 minutes in Wigan Athletic’s historic FA Cup Final victory against Manchester City at Wembley.

According to the club website, Kone “has played his part in three African Cup of Nations campaigns and was also selected for the World Cup in Germany in 2006.”

Kone will join up with his Everton teammates later this month (presumably at the International Champions Cup matches in the United States) in order to gain additional rest after playing for his nation after the 2012-13 Premier League season ended.

What’s your opinion about Everton’s signing of Arouna Kone? Can the Ivory Coast striker make a difference at Goodison Park? And will he provide the spark that Martinez needs up front to score the goals for Everton Football Club? Have your say in the comments section below.

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4 Responses to Everton Sign Striker Arouna Kone From Wigan On 3-Year Deal

  1. Raymond says:

    I think it’s a solid move for the club. Everton definitely needs some more goal scoring chances up front. Hopefully Kone, with Mirallas and Anichebe, can chip a few in.

    A couple of extra goals would have gone a long way in moving the club up from 6th place. Too many draws killed their chances at Champions or Europa so hopefully Kone can help on that end.

  2. Bishopville Red says:

    More importantly…

    that kit looks good on an actual human.

    SB

  3. RBP says:

    I like Kone, but I don’t think that signing a soon to be 30 forward who relies on pace with the limited funds we have is the best idea. Would love to be proven wrong though. COYB

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