Home » Sport » English Premier League Clubs Target Croatians in January Transfer Window

English Premier League Clubs Target Croatians in January Transfer Window


Marcelo Brozović (photo/hns drago sopta)

The January transfer window opens in a few days, and there is growing interest in a number of Croatian players from England Premier League clubs

Speculation has been steadily increasing over the last couple of days that Premier League strugglers Aston Villa will sign Hajduk Split’s giant goalkeeper Lovre Kalinić. The 6′ 7in stopper, who impressed during Croatia’s last international friendly with Russia in November, could move to Birmingham for around 5 million euros, although some media have speculated that the transfer could be as high as 6.7 million euros.


Lovre Kalinić (Hajduk)

Lovre Kalinić (Hajduk)


Premier League contenders Arsenal, who lie second in the table, look like they will strengthen their side come January as they push for the title. The talk is that Arsene Wenger is keen to bring in impressive Croatian international midfielder Marcelo Brozović. Inter Milan will reportedly be offered 25 million euros from Arsenal for Brozović in the January window, Italian media report.

Marcelo Brozović (photo/forzaitalian)

Marcelo Brozović (photo/forzaitalian)


West Ham’s Croatian coach Slaven Bilić is also reportedly set to make a January move for one his countrymen. Talented Hajduk Split 18-year-old Andrija Balić is rumored to be in talks with the London club.


Talented Hajduk Split 18-year-old Andrija Balić (photo/pixsell)

Talented Hajduk Split 18-year-old Andrija Balić (photo/pixsell)




Other Croatian players who could make a move in January included Dinamo Zagreb’s Ante Ćorić. Chelsea are the latest to join the race for the midfielder’s signature. Chelsea, as the UK media reported on Monday, hope to beat Real Madrid and Manchester City in signing Ćorić.



Chase is on for Ćorić's signature (photo credit/pixsell)

Chase is on for Ćorić’s signature (photo credit/pixsell)




Another Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia international, Marko Pjaca, is also on the radar of a number of clubs, whilst Leicester City’s Andrej Kramarić may make a move as he looks to secure regular first team football ahead of Euro 2016.

As always with transfer windows, there will be a lot of speculation and time will tell, but it seems this window may be an active one for Croatian players.

Share on:
0 / 5 (0 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

[VIDEO] Lokrum – The Perfect Place for an Island Getaway

With summer not far away now tourist boards around Croatia are releasing new promo videos to entice visitors to their slice of paradise. The latest is from Lokrum – the small island just 10 minutes from Dubrovnik. The island of Lokrum, which is a special reserve of forest vegetation, as the title of the tourism...

Zagreb Airport Notches 1 Million Passengers in Record Time

Zagreb’s Franjo Tuđman Airport in Croatia’s capital welcomed the one millionth passenger to travel through Zagreb yesterday, the first time in history the milestone has been hit in the month of May. The lucky passengers were Mario and Ivana Debeljak, who were on Croatia Airlines flight OU380 from Zagreb to Rome. The couple, who were...

Vegeta Producers Podravka Open Factory in Africa

Leading Croatian food company Podravka, who have the famous Vegeta spice in its portfolio, have opened a factory in Tanzania, its first factory in Africa, the company announced. The factory, Vegeta Podravka Ltd Tanzania, is located in Bagamoyo, a region in Tanzania with special focus from the Tanzanian Government for investments and industry development. The...

2017 Water Polo World Championship: Croatia Stay Unbeaten

The Croatian water polo team have come from behind to remain unbeaten at the 2017 Water Polo World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday. The Croatians, who beat the USA in their opening match on Monday 12:7, were down 3:1 to Russia after the first quarter today but a strong third quarter would seem to victory...

100 Miles of Istria Race Bigger than Ever

Over 1,300 competitors from 37 nations will take part in the 5th edition of the ultra trail race 100 miles of Istria this weekend. The 100-mile course is not only one of the toughest, but also one of the most beautiful, stretching from the eastern part of Istria, over its highest mountain down to the...

Unique Croatian Colour-Changing Gin Launched

A unique colour-changing gin has been launched by Croatian spirits company Nimcro. 5 Corners gin was presented this week in Split at the leading gastronomic and tourist fair GAST. The gin is bluish in colour, but when a slice of lemon or some tonic is added, it changes to a pinkish colour. Marketed as one...