Leicester City’s start to life back in the Premier League hasn’t exactly been smooth. The Foxes are currently rooted to the bottom of the table with just 10 points from 15 games and now they have been dealt a blow with their transfer target too.
According to the Daily Express, Leicester were hoping to complete a £7m deal for Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric but now that bid has been rejected. They were aiming to agree a contract with the 23-year-old before Chelsea and Manchester City got involved as the Premier League giants both monitor the situation,
Kramaric began his career with Dinamo Zagreb, his local club in Croatia and after graduating their academy, played 42 times scoring 10 league goals for the side. He was loaned out to NK Lokomotiva for 18 months between February 2012 and the summer of 2013 where he scored 20 times in 45 league matches. In August 2013 Kramaric fell out with Dinamo Zagreb and moved on to current club Rijeka.
At Rijeka, Kramaric has established himself as an incredible proficient striker scoring 16 goals in 24 league matches last season. This campaign has been even better with an impressive 21 strikes in just 17 league fixtures. This has earned him a full Croatia call up and Kramaric has now scored twice for his country in 4 caps. This has attracted the interest of Premier League sides with Leicester City hoping £7m would be enough to prize him away. However Nigel Pearson will have to up his figure if he wants to beat Manchester City and Chelsea to the starlet’s signature.
Leicester fans, what is your greatest need in the upcoming transfer window?
By Gareth Thomas | December 8th, 2014