Leicester City complete Andrej Kramaric signing
Croatian striker Andrej Kramari? has completed his move from HNK Rijeka to Leicester City. He completed the formalities of his move from HNK Rijeka, signing a contract to June 2018. In a move rumoured to be for around 9.5 million pounds, Andrej Kramari? has signed a three and a half year deal which will keep him playing for the Foxes till 2018.
City manager Nigel Pearson said: “We’ve watched Andrej for a long time so we knew we were signing a player that could add great quality to English football and I’m delighted that the relevant authorities have seen the situation the same way.”
“He’s an extremely talented young footballer and I’m delighted we’ve been able to finalize his signing. He is potentially a very important addition for us.”
Kramari? has scored 28 goals in 31 games for Rijeka this season, including a Europa League hat-trick against Feyenoord and five goals in one game against Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Such form brought him onto the radars of big clubs like Chelsea. But he finally signed for Leicester City which guaranteed him more first team minutes.
Will enjoy my time at Leicester: Kramaric
Kramari? was excited about his new club- “The people that I have met here in Leicester so far, I feel that they live for football. I really think I will enjoy it here.”
He added, “Leicester City is the best club for me. I like how Leicester play, I like the players, I like the stadium and I like everything here. I am very excited to be here. I will do my best to show the fans who I am and I will try to score goals.”
Kramari?, 23, agreed personal terms and completed a medical with the Foxes last week, but was unable to train with his new teammates while his work permit application was being considered.
His work permit was not automatically granted due to his lack of international experience, but due to his constant appearances for under-14 to under-21 teams as well his recent outbreak into the Croatian squad, he was given the permit.
He becomes City’s second new arrival of the January transfer window, following the signing of goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer from Chelsea.