Highly rated 23 year old Croatian has subject o transfer speculations linking him to a switch to Stamford Bridge. The striker announced himself in his country’s domestic league, when he scored an impressive 35 goals in 26 games at both international and club level.
Reports emanating from Italy have confirmed Chelsea to be on the verge of agreeing a deal for a youngster that is sure to come cheap despite his amazing goal scoring record.
“We have been following Kramaric for a long time, but I think that he’s about to sign a contract with Chelsea” – Pierpaolo Marino
Andrej Kramaric was born in Zagreb on the 19th June 1991 and signed with his hometown club Dinamo Zagreb when he was just seven years old. The youngster went on to score 450 goals for the clubs youth team, making him their greatest ever goal scorer at that level.
He made his official debut aged 17 in 2009 against local rivals NK Zagreb. However he failed to find himself a regular spot in the first team as he struggled to live up to his hefty billing.
In 2010 he almost created history by joining the Red Star Belgrade. He would have been the first Croatian to play for the Serbian side since the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992.
The Croatian is currently out on loan at Lokomotive since February 2013 and is doing very well. He scored a respectable 5 goals in 13 appearances last season. This season has again been a good one, with the lad grabbing 16 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions this season.
The youngster has represented Croatia at every youth Level from under 14 to 21 and is believed to be on the verge of a National team call up from Croatian coach Igor Stimac.
In an eye catching performance that drew suitors from far and wide, Kramaric netted a 13 minute hat trick against Feynoord in the Europa league last season. In a performance that reaffirmed his reputation as the next Davur Suker, the youngster has so far lived up to the hype.
There are apparently many suitors for his services, which are said to include Chelsea, Stoke City, M’Gladbach, Fiorentina and Sampdoria. While these clubs have made approaches, none has taken a serious step. Although Italian club Juventus is rumored to have put in a tentative bid of 7 million and have contacted the player’s father and have reached an agreement in principle for the youngster.
Despite the supposed bid, Chelsea are thought to be favored by the player, who will accept to play for them immediately a bid comes in.
The future is bright for the youngster and he can only go higher from here on. His impressive goal scoring record has led to comparisons with great players like the Italian master finisher, Fillipo Inzaghi.
With a host of teams interested, the 23 year old will not be in Croatia for too long.