It's Newcastle's turn to buy players from Wigan just days after James Perch has gone from Newcastle to Wigan. They have enquired about the availability and price of the Lactics star striker, Arouna Kone. It had been widely believed that Everton were days off completing a deal for the player current manager, Roberto Martinez, brought in during his time at Wigan.
Kone's price tag is thought to be around £5-6 million but the recently relegated club will hope to get even more for him. He is certainly Premier League standard and hos talent would be wasted in the Championship so I'm sure Newcastle fans would be delighted to watch the deadly striker in a black and white jersey.
29 year-old Kone was signed from Levante last July and he very nearly kept Wigan up, if they didn't have him they might of been relegated months before the end of the season instead of a week before. He scored 11 goals in total for the FA Cup winners.
With Wigan having just brought in former West Brom striker Marc-Antoine Fortune it could mean its only a matter of time until Kone leaves for a bigger, better club with Everton his most likely destination. Wiagan have accepted bids from Everton and Newcastle meaning its up to the player as to where he will play next season. Where do you think he will choose to go? Comment below.
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