Favorites Edit

Kone wants Wigan exit

707   //    24 Jun 2013, 15:26 IST
Kone might reunite with former manager Roberto Martinez at Everton

Kone might reunite with former manager Roberto Martinez at Everton

Wigan Athletic striker Arouna Kone has expressed his desire to leave the club after their relegation last season. Signed for reported €3.5m last summer from Levante, the Ivorian impressed during his first season at the Premier league, scoring 11 goals and assisting five.

Wigan are expected to lose their top players after suffering relegation and Kone might be the first one through the exit doors as Everton and Norwich are rumoured to be interested in his services. New Everton boss Roberto Martinez, who managed Kone at Wigan last season, is a well known admirer of the striker’s abilities.

“You always have ambitions as a footballer, and I don’t intend to play in the English second division,” declared Kone.

“Wigan have gone down, which is a real shame. It’s up to them to set out their stance about my situation. I aim to play for one of the best clubs in England, and I hope I will get the chance.

The striker admits that there have been plenty of Premier league clubs who are interested in his services and expects Wigan to grant his wish to leave when a good offer comes in.

“I’ve had plenty of approaches, I can’t reveal the names of the clubs. But Crystal Palace have gone up, and from the moment a club is in the Premier League that is good for me.

“I’m under contract with Wigan for two more years. But if there is an offer that is good for both me and Wigan I will seek to leave.” 29-year old forward said.

Source: Sky Sports