Leicester City set to pip Chelsea for Kramaric signing

shashi / 08 January 2015

Leicester City have sensentionally pipped Chelsea for the signing of Croatian striker Andrej Kramaric. A three-and-a-half year deal has been agreed with Leicester with subject to Kramaric’s medical to be agreed. 

Kramaric’s former club Rejika confirmed the news on their official twitter feed saying: “Kramaric has signed for Leicester. A three-and-a-half year deal for the player had been finalised”. 

“Thanks for the goals and good times. Good luck in your future career Andrej”. Such a strong source suggests that, the move is just few hours away form getting completed, when Kramaric will complete his medical later today.

Sensetionally though, Karamaric was set to join Jose Mourinho’s prolific Chelsea side and add to their already firy attacking line up. Kramaric’s move to Chelsea fell due to a Premier League rule which ended Chelsea’s hopes of signing Kramaric and immediately loaning him to Leicester City. Premier League authorities’ decision stopped Chelsea to go ahead with the deal allowing Leicester to make their move and sign the Goal scorer Kramaric.

Andrej Kramaric has a fairly decent return in club football. Kramaric has scored 55 goals in 66 games including the league and European competition. Kramaric has been on fire in the last 12-18 months, which has seen him win his first International cap for Croatia. Kramaric will hope to bring his same goal-scoring form in the Premier League, more vitally for Leicester, who lie at the bottom of the league.

Kramaric will join Leicester City for a proposed £9 Million deal from Croatian side Rejika which will see the striker pair with Nigel Pearson. Leicester had an early £7.5 Million bid denied by the Rejika and Kramaric, in hope for an improved offer from Chelsea. Premier League governing bodies did not allow Chelsea to sign Kramaric and Leicester have taken avantage of the situation by tabling an improve £9 Million offer.

Kramaric is expected to complete his medical till Wednesday night, as per SKY, giving Leicester enough time to register Kramaric for their next Premier League game against Aston Villa on Saturday.


Image Credits: Sky

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