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Wigan sign Holt as Koné heads to Everton

Published: Monday 8 July 2013, 21.38CET
Wigan Athletic FC have signed Grant Holt from Norwich City FC on a three-year contract after Everton triggered the €7m release clause for Arouna Koné.
Wigan sign Holt as Koné heads to Everton
Grant Holt scored eight league goals last season ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 8 July 2013, 21.38CET

Wigan sign Holt as Koné heads to Everton

Wigan Athletic FC have signed Grant Holt from Norwich City FC on a three-year contract after Everton triggered the €7m release clause for Arouna Koné.

Wigan Athletic FC have signed Grant Holt from Norwich City FC on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The striker, 32, arrives as Arouna Koné departs to Everton after the Ivorian international's €7m release clause was triggered. Holt becomes Owen Coyle's seventh summer signing as the new Wigan boss prepares for next season, when the second-tier side will enter the UEFA Europa League group stage.

"This is a fantastic piece of business for us at a really good price. Grant is a proven scorer at every level," Coyle said of a player who has struck 23 goals over the past two Premier League seasons. "He will definitely bring something new to the table that we were missing in the squad."

The FA Cup holders last week signed striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné and goalkeeper Scott Carson, and James Perch, Chris McCann, Stephen Crainey and Thomas Rogne have also recently agreed moves.

Last updated: 08/07/13 21.54CET

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