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08/07/2013 10:24 BST | Updated 08/07/2013 10:38 BST

Everton Confirm Arouna Koné Signing

Arouna Koné has become the first signing of the Roberto Martínez era at Everton.

The 29-year-old Ivory Coast international has signed a three-year contract with the Toffees after Wigan Athletic agreed to sell the striker for £5 million.

Martínez signed Koné from La Liga side Levante in 2012 and the muscular forward was one of the unsung success stories in English football last season.

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Koné spent one season at Wigan

Koné scored 13 goals for the Latics and performed excellently in their FA Cup final triumph against Manchester City.

Although he returned from the international wilderness following a four-year exile, Koné performed admirably at the 2006 World Cup.