Report: Leicester agree deal with Tottenham, Chelsea target Andrej Kramaric, waiting on work permit

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Leicester have reportedly agreed a deal to sign HNK Rijeka forward Andrej Kramaric.

Kramaric has been hot property for the last few months, with his goal record of 28 strikes in 31 games this term bringing interest from some of Europe’s top clubs.

After supposedly holding talks with Juventus, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League side Leicester City made a surprising move for the four-capped Croatian international, although their first offer was rejected. The forward was said to be on the cusp of signing for the Blues, with a loan to sister club Vitesse likely, but the Foxes went back in for their target, and it appears as if they have secured his signature ahead of their more successful rivals.

As reported by the Croatian media, the 23-year-old passed his medical examination yesterday, and looks to have agreed terms, with just a work permit holding up the deal being completed. His father was keen to secure a clause in the contract to allow Kramaric to leave should the Foxes suffer relegation back to the Championship at the end of the season, and it appears as if both club and agent could come to an agreement that has secured the highly-rated hitman for the top flight strugglers.

The report indicates that the contract is likely to be a five-year deal, costing Leicester €10 million to prise him away from Rijeka, with some of the fee going to the player as well as former club Dynamo Zagreb receiving a portion of the valuation.

Should the work permit be granted - a likely occurrence seeing as Kramaric has become heavily involved in Croatia’s national set-up since the end of the World Cup - Leicester will have pulled off one of the signings of the season, and many will be excited to see how the striker continues his incredible goal tally in English football.

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