Croatian sensation Andrej Kramarić has been linked to Chelsea FC. Recent developments suggested that the 23 year old was being persuaded by Leicester City to choose them over the Blues. Reports in Croatia now indicate that the player will sign for Jose Mourinho’s side in the coming days, but would be loaned to Leicester for the remaining season.
The contract has not been signed, but everything is in place and in a few days, it will be official, claim Vacernji list (Croatian media outlet)
Andrej Kramaric is a versatile striker who is mobile enough to run behind defences and can be operated in various attacking positions, engulfing his opposition with an air of unpredictability about his play. He has an emphatic 21 goals in 19 league appearances this season.
The player’s father and representative, Joza Kramaric, said a move to the King Power Stadium would be the “worst choice” for his son.
But Rijeka-based agent Predrag Racki told Sportske Novosti that the player should choose Leicester ahead of Chelsea because he will never get to play for the Blues and will become another one of their players who is loaned out and later sold.
“Kramaric and his father had their brains washed regarding Leicester’s position in the league table — like they’ll get relegated, go bust or disappear. And what if Leicester stay up? They have another 19 games left — nothing’s decided yet. And what if the owner refreshes the team with new signings worth 40 million?”
“If he chooses Chelsea, Kramaric won’t ever set foot on the Stamford Bridge pitch. He’ll get lost in Holland, just like Delac, Pasalic or Perica. All that ‘glitter’ lasts two or three days.
“It’s true that Leicester doesn’t sound that attractive, but the 19 games for such a player is a real opportunity to showcase his talent. Prove yourself — you either got it or you don’t.”
It seems like Racki and the player’s father have to meet halfway as the player would move to Leicester immediately after signing for Chelsea, which seems like a good thing for the player. Chelsea, current league leaders, do not need a fourth striker at the moment and Kramaric’s chances are going to be negligible, if any as summer signing Loic Remy hardly gets to play. Leicester, on the other hand, need striking reinforcements as they look to stay up and seemingly have a crisis of goals after their emphatic 5-3 win over Manchester United in the beginning of the season. Kramaric can be an influential player for them and with regular game time, his brilliant goal scoring streak will also continue. He can go back to Chelsea next season when Drogba probably wouldn’t be there in player capacity, and he would fight with Remy for a starting spot alongside Costa.