Kone: My pal Toure told me to say Yaya to Wigan

Arouna Kone pictured at the DW Stadium with his new Latics shirt

Arouna Kone pictured at the DW Stadium with his new Latics shirt

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NEW-BOY Arouna Kone has revealed Manchester City superstar Yaya Toure advised him to join Wigan Athletic.

Kone is an Ivory Coast colleague of Toure and his brother Kolo, and both players gave Latics a glittering endorsement.

“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,” Kone exclusively told the Evening Post.

“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.”

EXCLUSIVE: full interview with new-boy Kone, see Thursday’s Wigan Evening Post