Tottenham January target Kramaric draws blank in Rijeka victory

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Reported Tottenham target Andrej Kramaric failed to score for the fourth game running in HNK Rijeka’s 2-1 win over NK Zagreb in the Croatian league.

Linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks, Andrej Kramaric needs to rediscover his scoring touch quickly if he is going to convince Tottenham to make a bid.

The 23-year-old was reportedly scouted by Spurs’ talent-spotter Paul Mitchell against Sevilla last week but the striker failed to find the net for his Croatian employers, who exited the Europa League off the back of a 1-0 loss to the Andalusians.

That was the third consecutive game in which Kramaric had failed to score and he quickly made it four on the trot without a goal this Monday, following HNK Rijeka's 2-1 win over NK Zagreb that came without a goal from their newly-emerging hotshot.

Scorer of 28 goals in just 29 games so far this season, the striker has been linked to an £8 million move away from Rijeka with the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham thought to be leading the way for his signature.

Spurs are in desperate need of a new striker with Roberto Soldado proving inconsistent and Emmanuel Adebayor seemingly on his way out of the club.

Kramaric has notched up 55 goals in 63 games for Rijeka but it’s in the Europa League where the forward has particularly stood out with seven goals in 11 appearances for the Croatian side, who came close to qualifying from a group also containing Feyenoord and Sevilla.

Now out of Europe, Rijeka will look to get the most from their in-demand forward, who has already been compared to Davor Suker by national team coach Niko Kovac and could be heading to English shores in the next month and a half.

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