Everton boss Roberto Martinez is convinced Arouna Kone will become a fans' favourite.

Already aware of the Club's great association with forwards, Martinez predicts the Goodison crowd will soon become enamoured with their new frontman.

"He's got everything that an Evertonian would expect of a striker," the Spaniard exclusively told evertontv.

"The work ethic, the technical ability to score goals - that's always essential in a striker. But probably the biggest strength that Arouna has is that calmness in front of goal, that composure to be a real reference for the team.

"At his age [29], he is ready to take that important role that is going to be needed to break into the team and bring something different to the side."