Kone signs contract extension

Lorient defender Lamine Kone has signed a three-year extension to his contract.

Last Updated: 23/07/13 at 14:08 Post Comment

Lamine Kone: Extends Lorient contract

Lamine Kone: Extends Lorient contract

The 24-year-old, who made 32 Ligue 1 appearances for Christian Gourcuff's side last season and scored three goals, is now tied to the club until 2017 and expressed his delight with the news.

"It is a sign of confidence on the part of the club. I'm very happy," Kone told the club's official website.

"Since I arrived at Lorient, I have progressed a lot. This gives me three more years to develop in contact with Christian Gourcuff.

"Now it's up to me to work hard, have a good season and repay the confidence the club have shown in me."

Gourcuff added: "It's pleasing, the club's wish was to extend his contract.

"Lamine has progressed a lot since he has been here. He was an important player last season and still has plenty more room to develop. It's very good for Lorient."

The Paris-born player was signed from Chateauroux in 2010 following five seasons with the Ligue 2 side.

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