Leicester City have allowed striker Andrej Kramaric to join Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on loan until the end of the season, but he may still have a future with the Foxes.
The Croatian was signed in a big-money deal in January 2015, arriving with a big reputation as one of Europe’s most promising goalscorers, but has struggled to establish himself with Leicester, where he has scored just four times in 20 appearances.
However, despite the poor return, Leicester are adamant Kramaric remains in their plans, and the move is best for all parties ahead of the European Championships.
“Andrej has the European Championships to think about this summer, so it’s important for him that he has the opportunity to play,” manager Claudio Ranieri told Leicester’s official website.
“He is a fantastic player and a great professional but, in this moment, we have other strikers that are playing well.
“I spoke with him to understand what he wants to do and a loan is a solution that works for everybody. We will watch him closely at Hoffenheim.”
Hoffenheim are currently bottom of the Bundesliga with just two wins and 13 points this season.