Wigan Athletic has bolstered its forward options after signing Cote d'Ivoire international
The Latics confirmed the capture of Kone on a three-year deal and for an undisclosed sum.
The 28-year-old scored 15 goals for La Liga surprise-packet Levante last season as it booked a European berth with a sixth-placed finish.
"Wigan Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone on a three-year-deal after completing his move from La Liga side Levante for an undisclosed fee," a statement on the club's website read.
"The 28-year-old becomes Roberto Martinez's fourth signing of the summer transfer window and is on the back of a prolific season in Spain's top flight, scoring 15 goals to finish as the division's joint-ninth top scorer.
"At international level the striker has made 35 appearances for Ivory Coast and scored nine goals, making his debut in 2004 against Tunisia."
Kone's signature comes just a day after the Latics completed a season-long loan deal for Arsenal's Japan winger Ryo Miyaichi.
The arrival of the pair is set to provide depth to a front line that
had been depleted after the move to Fulham of Hugo Rodellega - the
club's highest goalscorer during its seven successive seasons in the Premier League.
There has also been speculation the Latics could lose star forward Victor Moses amid reported interest from Chelsea.
Kone was at the heart of Levante's impressive season in Spain last year, when he was on loan from Sevilla, including scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Real Madrid.
The striker completed a permanent deal to the Valencian club earlier this northern summer before it decided to cash in on one of its prize assets.
Kone is the fourth player to arrive at the DW Stadium in the off-season after defender Ivan Ramis, Fraser Fyvie and Miyaichi.
Wigan opens the new season at home to Chelsea this weekend.
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