Leicester City break transfer record to sign Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric

• Striker signs from HNK Rijeka for £9.7m subject to work permit
• Chelsea had been interested in signing 23-year-old

Leicester City have agreed the signing of Andrej Kramaric for a club-record fee, believed to be close to £9.7m, and the Croatia striker’s transfer from HNK Rijeka is set to go through subject to a work permit being granted. The signing of Kramaric represents quite a coup for Leicester, given that Chelsea have also pursued the Croatian international.

The 23-year-old has scored 28 goals in 24 appearances for Rijeka and the national team this season and had looked to be on his way to Stamford Bridge in this window. However, it appears that Rijeka’s asking price and the fact that Leicester are able to guarantee Kramaric regular first-team football has swung the deal in favour of the Midlands club.

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