AC Milan and Inter Milan will reportedly make a move for HNK Rijeka striker Andrej Kramaric, who admitted that he would like to play for either of the Milan giants in the near future.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a switch to Serie A in the coming months according to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport as his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season. The Croatian forward has appreciated the prospect of playing at San Siro in a recent interview with MilanNews.it.
“As football is my life, it would be great one day to play with one of the two Milanese clubs,” Kramaric told.
“It would be great to follow my compatriots’ footsteps – people like Zvonimir Boban, Alen Boksic, Robert Jarni and Milan Rapaic have all left their mark in Italy. And also Mateo Kovacic is doing very well at Inter.”
“Pippo Inzaghi has been a great player and not many had the same instinct for goal that he had – a real benchmark for a striker.”
“My first memories of Inzaghi date back to when he was at Juventus but he only became a legend at Milan.”
“I’d like to play in an offensive-minded team, because that would suit my style best. I am not one of those players who wait for the ball, but rather a striker who likes to take part in the team’s game.”
“Generally speaking though, I don’t really focus too much on what the papers say. At the moment, I intend to remain focused on Rijeka’s targets for this season as we are playing well in the League and we are still on course to qualify to the next round in the Europa League.”
“It’s true, my contract expires in June, but I am not in any rush to leave because I am living the best moment of my career.The city, the fans and the club have welcomed me like I was born in Rijeka and this is wonderful for me.”
The 23-year-old scored five goals in his side’s win over Lokomotiva to take his goal tally to 21 in 13 league fixtures, while netting 6 times in club’s Europa League campaign including a 13-minute hat-trick against Feyenoord. Reports in Italy believe €3m would be enough to see the player move to Milan, a figure which would see Rijeka almost quadruple the €800,000 paid to sign Kramaric from Dinamo Zagreb.
Kramaric, who scored two goals in as many Euro 2016 qualifiers for Croatia, has caught the eye of quite a few top clubs over the past few months. Italy will host Croatia in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday and that will be a perfect opportunity for the two Milanese clubs to make a check on their target.