Photo: Forgotten January signing Andrej Kramaric all smiles in Leicester City training

The Croatian cannot get a game at Leicester at the moment but must be enjoying topping the table.

December is approaching and the transfer rumours are starting to filter through ahead of the January transfer window opening.

Many a team will be wanting to improve their squads ahead of the second half of the season but sometimes a January buy does not solve the problem.

Last January Leicester City beat off a host of competition to the signature of Croatian international Andrej Kramaric.

He joined in a club record deal and played his part in Leicester's miraculous survival in the Premier League last season.

But this term he has slipped down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy is on fire and Shinji Okazaki has been a top recruit. Leonardo Ulloa is also ahead of him in the mind of Claudio Ranieri.

Kramaric has played just four games for The Foxes this season. His last game was the League Cup tie with Hull City in October and he has played just one game in the Premier League this term.

He trained with a smile on his face today for the club - who are of course currently shock leaders in the Premier League after an excellent start to the campaign.

So perhaps that lessens the pain of sitting on the sidelines for the Croatian prospect.

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