ISL – Kerala Blasters FC set to sign former Burkina Faso international Bakary Koné

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Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters FC are set to sign former Burkina Faso International Bakary Koné
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Born in Burkina Faso, the 32 year old centre half started his professional career with his hometown club Etoile Filante. His string of good performances earned him a move to France where he donned the colours of Ligue 2 outfit in EA Guingamp.

Bakary Koné had 5 outstanding seasons with EA Guingamp. He had played a vital role in the squad set up of the French side. Bakary Koné helped EA Guingamp win the 2009 Coupe de France Trophy.

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After 112 matches for EA Guingamp senior side, Koné was offered a 5 year deal worth 3.8 Million by the french giants Lyon. He went onto play 89 Matches in 5 seasons for Les Gones.

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In 2017 Bakary Koné joined Spanish side Malaga CF on a three year deal. After some mediocre performances he was loaned out to RC Strasbourg. Later in 2018, Koné mutually terminated his contract with Malaga CF and joined Turkish club MKE Ankaragücü. He played 14 games for MKE Ankaragücü in the Turkish Super Lig before moving to Russia. But the Russian Premier League side FC Arsenal Tula released Bakary Koné in December 2019.

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The Kerala Blasters FC are building a formidable squad for the upcoming Indian Super League season. The Kochi based club already have 5 foreign players onboard. Led by Sporting Director Karolis Skinkys and Spanish tactician Kibu Vicuña, the Kerala Blasters have been amazing in the transfer market. Now they have identified Bakary Koné as a potential partner for Zimbabwean centre back Costa Nhamoinesu.

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