Roberto Martinez: 'Arouna Kone fits Everton profile'

Martinez hails Kone arrival
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Roberto Martinez believes that new signing Arouna Kone will be an important striker for the club next season.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that striker Arouna Kone will be a vital part of his team next season.

The 29-year-old, who played under Martinez at Wigan Athletic, signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park yesterday.

"He's got everything that an Evertonian would expect of a striker," The Independent quotes Martinez as saying. "The work ethic, the technical ability to score goals, that's always essential in a striker.

"But probably the biggest strength that Arouna has is that calmness in front of goal, that composure to be a real reference for the team."

Kone netted 13 goals for Wigan last season.

Arouna Kone is joined by James McCarthy after scoring the winning goal against Norwich on March 30, 2013
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