Hoffenheim complete signing of Andrej Kramaric from Leciester

Hoffenheim complete signing of Andrej Kramaric from Leciester

Hoffenheim have confirmed that they have signed Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric on a permanent deal on a four year contract. 

Kramaric signed for Leicester in January of 2015 from Croatian side Rijeka for a fee of £9 million, which makes him their record signing.

However having scored just twice for the Foxes, and seemingly unable to get past the other three strikers of Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa he was sent out on loan to Hoffenheim.

He scored five goals in 12 Bundesliga games and clearly it was enough for the club to sign him permanently, as they confirmed on their website they have signed him until 2020.

Hoffenheim narrowly avoided relegation this season in Germany, finishing 15th in the Bundesliga, and Kramaric’s goals helped them stay in the division.

The club, who under the management of 28 year old Julian Nagelsmann, will now be planning to push up the table and ensure they aren’t drawn into a relegation battle again next season.

Kramaric, who has three goals in nine games for the Croatian national team, will also be able to focus on playing regularly for a club again, rather than having to make do with intermittent appearances in cup games and off the bench.