Cote d’Ivoire's Lamine Kone completes move to RC Strasbourg

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The 29-year-old has joined the Ligue 1 outfit on a season-long loan deal from English League One side, Sunderland

Lamine Kone has joined RC Strasbourg on a season-long loan deal from Sunderland until June 2019.

The 29-year old agreed to a deal that would keep him until 2020 with the League One outfit on January 27, 2016 for an undisclosed fee from Lorient.

However, a delayed transfer saga which had broken on two occasions saw Les Merlus threaten Jack Ross’ side with legal action, following the latter’s initial pull out of the deal.

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The club, which currently plays in the third-tier of English football announced the temporary exit of the Cote d'Ivoire international on their twitter handle.

"Lamine Kone has joined RC Strasbourg on a season-long loan," the club tweeted. 

At the Stadium of Light, he made 69 appearances with three goals in his two-year spell with the Black Cats.

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