KAS Eupen has signed another striker for the final phase of the Jupiler Pro League championship. 26-year-old Ivorian Mamadou Koné is coming to KAS Eupen from Spanish first division club CD Leganés. The 1.76-metre centre forward will be loaned by Leganés to KAS Eupen until the end of the season, with a purchase option for the upcoming season.
After Florian Raspentin and Yuta Toyokawa, Mamadou Koné is already the third striker KAS Eupen has been able to sign since the end of December. The newcomer will soon attend KAS Eupen’s training camp and will be preparing in Doha for the crucial phase of the championship with his new top division team.
KAS Managing Director Christoph Henkel said after signing the contract with Mamadou Koné that he was satisfied with the way the transfer negotiations with the Ivorian striker were completed successfully. “With three new strikers, KAS Eupen is now well placed to get to grips with this season’s goal of avoiding relegation right after the winter break. Our coach Claude Makelele has managed to shore up our defence, and we now have several players on offence who will enhance our scoring threat. We are happy to welcome Mamadou Koné to our team and wish him a successful time with us.”