Roda sign Kone
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Following Soetaers's sale to Ajax for é¼3.5 million, Roda have swiftly forked out é¼1 million to sign Kone from Lierse.
Kone had caught the interest of Lierse's Belgian rivals Anderlect as well as French club Bastia but with Roda having the funds available, they were able to lure the teenager to Holland.
The African only made his Lierse debut last season and scored 11 goals in 32 appearances for the Jupiler League club.
His impressive displays attracted the attention of several clubs but he has opted to transfer his skills to De Eredivisie.
The 19-year-old has signed a three-year contract with Roda with the option of a further two years and will be determined to prove he is the perfect replacement for Soetaers.