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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric urged to choose Leicester over Chelsea

Croatia international Andrej Kramaric has been advised to sign for Leicester despite Chelsea reportedly closing in on the striker.

Widespread reports in England and Croatia have claimed Rijeka striker Kramaric, 23, has been lined up as a potential successor to Didier Drogba.

Leicester are also reported to be keen, with owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha apparently ready to invest in January to boost his club in the relegation battle, but the player's father and representative, Joza Kramaric, said a move to the King Power Stadium would be the "worst choice" for his son.

Rijeka-based agent Predrag Racki, though, suggested Leicester may very well be the best option for Kramaric.

"Kramaric and his father had their brains washed regarding Leicester's position in the league table -- like they'll get relegated, go bust or disappear," he told Sportske Novosti. "And what if Leicester stay up? They have another 19 games left -- nothing's decided yet. And what if the owner refreshes the team with new signings worth 40 million?"

He warned that Kramaric would, along with fellow Croatians Matej Delac, Mario Pasalic and Stipe Perica, fail to make the grade for the Blues.

"If he chooses Chelsea, Kramaric won't ever set foot on the Stamford Bridge pitch," he said. "He'll get lost in Holland, just like Delac, Pasalic or Perica. All that 'glitter' lasts two or three days.

"It's true that Leicester doesn't sound that attractive, but the 19 games for such a player is a real opportunity to showcase his talent. Prove yourself -- you either got it or you don't."

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