See why the Croatian national team coach doesn’t want his star striker heading to a top club before he’s ready…
Niko Kovac, manager of the Croatia national team, has warned striker Andrej Kramaric that he should pick a team according to where he will play, rather than where he will get paid most.
These comments come in the wake of strong links between the poacher and Chelsea. Juventus have also been linked with the prolific 23-year-old.
“My advice not only to him but all young players going out is don’t look at how high a salary you can get but choose a club you will play in,” he told Goal.
Leicester City had a €10m offer accepted for the youngster in the summer, but Kramaric himself turned down the move. Kovac would clearly rather he had gone to a team like the Foxes, and played every week, and the national team boss also thinks the striker needs to make a move sooner rather than later:
“Since Kramaric is playing great now, scoring goals, and there might come an injury, perhaps it would be better for him to leave Rijeka now than to wait until summer.”
Kovac has already given Kramaric his break at international level, playing the 23-year-old in four of his side’s Euro 2016 qualifiers, with the poacher netting twice in those four games.