Kone mulls over England move
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ivory Coast's Bakari Kone says he would be interested in a move to England in the future.
Ivory Coast international Bakari Kone says he would be interested in a move to England in the future.
Arsene Wenger has already marked the Nice striker out for special praise as one of the hottest prospects playing in France.
The diminutive 25-year-old has also drawn comparisons with Barcelona's pint-sized attacker Ludovic Giuly, and is now eyeing a move to the English top flight.
"People have told me that Wenger said I was a phenomenon," Kone told skysports.com exclusively.
"What an honour to be congratulated by such a coach!
"It is so nice because he is a man I hold in high esteem.
"He has achieved great things with Arsenal, and can be labelled a great coach.
"I don't know what my future holds.
"Playing in The Premiership? Why not, I won't tell you no!
"But for the moment, I refuse to think about it, I have to stay focused on Nice.
"I am not the kind of player to sign a four-year contract and then leave after one season."
The Municipal du Ray outfit are currently languishing at the bottom of the table, and will need to win their way out of the drop-zone if they want to secure the front man's long-term services.