Report: Sheffield Wednesday striker target Michiel Kramer rejects England for the Middle East in £1.1m deal

The Dutchman has reportedly agreed a move to join Baniyas of Abu Dhabi.

Reported Sheffield Wednesday target Michiel Kramer has finally made his move away from Dutch side ADO Den Haag, heading to the Middle East instead of England.

The Dutch striker has put to bed any suggestion of a Wednesday U-turn by agreeing a lucrative deal with United Arab Emirates side Baniyas.

He joins the likes of former Espanyol star Joan Verdu and Australian international Mark Milligan at the club.

A report in The National says the striker, who was the Eredivisie’s third top-scorer last season with 17 goals, has agreed a switch to Abu Dhabi after rejecting previous offers from Sheffield Wednesday and Kazakh side FC Astana. They claim that Brentford and Charlton Athletic were also keeping tabs on the player.

The move is said to be worth around €1.5 million (£1.1 million) and he will sign a three-year deal next week.

Toward the end of June The Sheffield Star reported that Sheffield Wednesday had missed out on the player. They claimed that The Owls had agreed a deal with his club Den Haag but that Kramer was not keen on the move. Instead he has chosen a more financially sound switch to the Middle East, where he will hope to be a hit for his club.

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