The Ivory Coast international striker Arouna Kone has said that he is extremely happy to join a club like Wigan. There have been many clubs interested in the signature of the highly rated player.
However, he has revealed that he has decided to join Wigan mainly due to the attractive style of play adopted by the club under the manager Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard arrived at Wigan a few years ago and he has helped them stay in the top flight. Even more impressive is fact that Wigan have been playing an attractive style of football, which has earned them a lot of plaudits in recent seasons.
The 28-year-old Arouna Kone has signed for the Premier league club from the Spanish club Levante for an undisclosed fee. He was part of the squad that lost to Chelsea on the opening day of the season. Wigan lost the match 2-0, but were unlucky not to score in the match. Arouna Kone himself had a great chance to score, but was unable to find the back of the net from a corner. Arouna Kone was part of the Levante team that finished in the sixth position last season. He found himself in the scoring sheets on 15 occasions.
“Roberto has told me about the philosophy of the club, how it’s a family club. He told me how he likes his teams to play on the floor and these were words which really persuaded me to join. I’m very happy to be here and I’m doubly happy because I know how hard the manager has had to fight to get me here. I’m impatient to get started with my new club. It’s a great challenge for me,” said the striker on the official website of the club after signing a three-year contract.