Aston Villa should take gamble on Andrej Kramaric with Leicester willing to let him leave on loan

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Kramaric would be a very good option in a difficult transfer window for the Villains.

With Aston Villa 11 points off safety in the Premier League, and without a win in the top flight since the opening day of the season, January is a very difficult month for the Midlands side. If Remi Garde sticks with the current crop of players at his disposal, their place in the Championship will surely be assured, and so, the supporters will want to see some new arrivals before the window shuts.

However, spending millions in an attempt to save themselves will make their situation much worse should they still fall through the trap door. 

Therefore, pursuing loan deals may well be their only option. And luckily for the Villains, one exciting striker has seemingly come on the market.

Sky Sports reports that Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has decided to allow Andrej Kramaric to leave the King Power Stadium on loan, having failed to provide him with many first-team opportunities this season.

The form of Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki has helped the Foxes stun everyone to sit second in the table - with the 40 point landmark already reached - while Leonardo Ulloa can prove a handful for defenders and allows the side to adopt a more direct strategy if required. 

That has left the 24-year-old on the periphery of the side. However, that does not mean that he would not be a very good signing for Garde's men. 

As he is most comfortable playing up front on his own, his arrival may mean that the club do not need to make any further acquisitions in that area of the pitch, which may prove very useful during this window. And while he has not been prolific for his current club, his career record is impressive, and he is now part of a strong Croatian national side. 

Having struggled to establish himself with Leicester, a move to Villa Park would surely see Kramaric become the focal point of the side, something which may tempt him to join the club temporarily despite their perilous position. 

As things stand, Villa will be playing Championship football next season which means that Garde has to take some risks during this window if he wishes to pull off a miraculous recovery. And while the lack of first-team football makes signing Kramaric a gamble, it is undoubtedly a gamble that Villa simply have to take. 

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