The Croatian forward has been a bit-part player at the King Power Stadium this season, where the summer arrival of Shinji Okazaki has limited his playing time.
Indeed, the attacker has been a peripheral figure in the East Midlanders’ magnificent campaign, and had managed just 22 minutes of Premier League action—split across two substitute appearances—in the top flight so far this term.
Last year, by contrast, he made 13 league appearances under Nigel Pearson, of which six were starts.
The attacker ended his EPL inactivity on Wednesday when he agreed to move on loan to German side Hoffenheim on loan for the rest of the campaign [as per The Guardian].
Speaking to Goal after confirming his move, the 24-year-old revealed his unhappiness in England, accused Ranieri of not giving him a good enough opportunity, and also hinted that he had no plans to return to the club.
“It’s hard to say that I’m mad at Leicester or hold anything against them,” Kramaric began, “but I felt unhappy.
“Claudio Ranieri didn’t give me a proper chance, which I believe I deserved considering my behaviour on and off the pitch and also in training,” he continued. “But I was always pushed aside.”
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When asked why he opted for the number 27 shirt at Hoffenheim, and not the number 40 as he wore at Leicester, Kramaric took the opportunity to suggest that his adventure in England was over.
“I’d better not [have taken number 40, as he did at Leicester]! It would make no sense, my English adventure is behind me now.”