Kone excited with Latics switch
By Paul Farrington
Updated Thursday, 16th August 2012
Arouna Kone is excited for the future after completing his switch to the Latics from La Liga club Levante.
Kone is believed to have moved for a fee in the region of £2.7 million pounds and consulted none other than Manchester City's Yaya Toure and brother Kolo Toure before making his decision.
The Toure brothers and Kone are international team-mates for the Ivory Coast.
Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post, Kone said: “As soon as I knew about Wigan’s renewed interest, I spoke to them and they both told me to sign as quickly as I could.
“They told me it is a great league to play in and I would do very well over here. I was already excited about the possibility of coming over, and they just confirmed what I already felt.”
The full interview with Kone is available in today's (Thursday) Wigan Evening Post.
Kone is now expected to be pushing for a place in the squad for this weekend's season opener agaisnt Chelsea at the DW Stadium.