Leicester boss has suggested that Andrej Kramaric goes and finds a new club after seeing his first-team chances blocked by Jamie Vardy.
Ranieri has told the £9million Croatian striker he needs to “smell the grass” and leave the King Power Stadium to kick-start his career.
The 24-year-old only joined last January from Rijeka in Croatia, but he has only made six Premier League starts and scored just twice because of Vardy’s terrific form.
Ranieri said: “I suggested to Andrej it’s much better to go because in June there are the European Championships and he needs to play.
“If he stays here I’m very happy because he is a good player and a fantastic boy, but he doesn’t have too many chances to play.
“Andrej at the moment can see Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Vardy.
“He needs to play – in my opinion he is a very good goalscorer with good skills.
“It’s not easy for him. He needs to smell the grass.”
Kramaric, who signed a three-and-a-half-year deal, has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and five appearances in all competitions this term.