The Everton player has barely featured since his move to Goodison Park in 2013.
The Ivory Coast international signed from Wigan Athletic for a reported £6million in the summer of 2013 but he suffered a serious knee injury shortly after and has been limited to just 22 appearances in two seasons at Goodison Park.
In that time Kone has scored just a single goal, and has been forced to watch from the side-lines at a time when he would have been hoping to justify his price-tag.
However, after returning to fitness last season and getting back into the match-day squad Kone is now hoping to finally show the Everton fans what he is capable of.
Speaking to evertonfc.com, the 31-year-old said, “The fans haven’t been able to see me at my very best level, but I hope I can get there next season and show them what I am about. I am hungry to do that and I want to prove I can cut it here.”
Kone went on to say that he wanted to repay the faith the club and its supporters have shown him in what was a very difficult 13-month period spent on the treatment table.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez knew him well from their time together at Wigan and he would have only spent that amount of money if he had faith in the player to replicate his best form on Merseyside.
Now he has the chance to do just that, and it will be interesting to see what the next campaign has in store for Kone and the Toffees.