Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Whilst RNK Split issues seem at an end following Ante Rebic's transfer to Fiorentina, attention has now fallen on HNK Rijeka and Dinamo Zagreb who are attempting to resolve team harmony by offloading unhappy players within their over capacitated dressing rooms.  During Zoran Mamic's tenure as deputy coach Montenegrin Fatos Bequiraj and playmaker Sammir have returned to the starting line up. Marcelo Brozovic has also done his case no harm, with Zvonko Pamic and Ante Rukavina dropping down to the bench. However Andrej Kramaric has been the main player to suffer and looks set to transfer.

HNK Rijeka are interested in Kramaric, but all depends on whether key striker Leon Benko stays or transfers abroad to Germany.  The unnamed club must produce one million Euro's for the teams most important player.  Ivan Krstanovic is also believed to be unhappy with his lack of opportunities at Rijeka and along with Josip Tadic could be made available for transfer.  With little time remaining it will be hard for both players to find a new club as are both under contract. The top HNL1 clubs are all well set up in the striking department with Lokomotiva (Lendric, Situm, Misic, Peko) and RNK Split (Bilic, Belle, Roce, Vojinovic) unlikely to make any kind of move.

Istra 1961 are also satisfied with Jo, Srdjan Radonjic, Ivan Milicevic and Sandi Krizman, so both Krstanovic or Tadic may have to look abroad or to Slaven Belupo. Belupo are in need of a centre forward of such calibre, but have so far shown no urgency. Whilst Matteo Roskam has impressed in Bosnia with Sikori Briceg, he has not taken to life in Croatia's top flight leaving Ivan Katilinic over-reliant on Enes Novicic.