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DONE DEAL: Wigan Athletic Complete Signing Of Levante Striker Arouna Kone

Kone completes Latics switch.

Wigan have completed the signing of Ivory Coast international Arouna Kone from Levante, according to Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old striker has reportedly signed a three-year deal and cost the Latics £2.7m.

Kone passed a medical on Tuesday before putting the finishing touches on a move to the DW Stadium.

The Ivorian is Wigan’s second signing in as many days, after the Lancashire club sealed a loan deal for Arsenal’s Ryo Miyaichi.

Highly-rated Kone burst onto the scene with Roda JC and PSV in Holland, before sealing a big move to Sevilla in 2007. He struggled to produce his best form for the Spanish giants however and after a loan spell at Hannover, he joined Levante where he rediscovered his best form in front of goal, netting 17 times last season.

A number of Premier League clubs were keen on the striker but Wigan have won the race for his signature – despite Levante only exercising the right to make his loan deal permanent earlier in the summer.

Wigan are expected to lose highly-rated winger Victor Moses this week, with the 21-year-old closing in on a £9m move to Chelsea.


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