Italian newspaper TMW claims today is D-day over the future of 23-year-old Croatian forward Andrej Kramaric.
His options according to TMW and recent reports are to join up with Chelsea, which is an attractive option for any young player, or sign for Leicester, where he’ll enjoy more game time and is arguably more likely to make an impact in English football.
TMW suggests that a meeting is taking place over Kramaric’s future in London at some point today as he mulls over an extremely important decision.
Chelsea have immense pulling power, but the number of players the club has out on loan is alarming.
Former Aston Villa and Liverpool star Stan Collymore has previously suggested that Chelsea sign younger players to effectively hedge their bets and to prevent other sides from investing in them.
That’s something Kramaric has to consider because he’ll want to play games and improve on the four caps he’s already accumulated for the Croatian national side.
However, Chelsea represent opportunities that wouldn’t present themselves at Leicester, if he opts for West London.
A loan deal to Vitesse Arnhem would be the immediate scenario, but if that goes well, Chelsea are guaranteed to be playing in the Premier League, with a potential opportunity for the forward to play in Europe.
If he opts for Leicester, he should play a much higher ratio of games, but he’s unlikely to experience the wealth he’d get at Chelsea and could be playing Championship football next season, if the Foxes can’t avoid the drop down into the Championship.
If his main motive is to increase his profile and earn more money, Chelsea is the right move. If his main motive is to try and make an impact in English football, he’s more likely to do that at Leicester.