Youngster rejected ‘biggest team in the Premier League’.
Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric has revealed he turned down the chance to sign for Chelsea this January following his £9m move to the Premier League.
The Croatian youngster has been high in demand for some time, but says he preferred to join Leicester over the Blues in order to ensure he was playing regularly.
Although the Foxes face the very real threat of relegation this season, Kramaric says he felt something good about the club and is optimistic that the team can battle for their top flight survival this term.
“Chelsea is the biggest team in the Premier League, but I chose Leicester because I feel something good here,” the 23-year-old was quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“I think I will play much more here and I hope we will stay in the Premier League.”
Elsewhere, the Blues are said to be preparing to offload Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah just a year after signing him from FC Basel – perhaps a sign of what Kramaric would have been dealing with if he’d made the move to Stamford Bridge.
Many players have been snapped up by Jose Mourinho’s side at a young age and then loaned out without playing for the club’s first-team, while Salah has mainly been among the substitutes in his year with the side.
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