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New Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann names Andrej Kramaric as best player he’s coached

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Andrej Kramaric left a lasting impression on Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann.

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New Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has worked with a number of talented players during his career.

Niklas Süle, Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner, Marcel Sabitzer, Willi Organ, Dayot Upamecano, Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Dani Olmo, Emil Forsberg, Angelino, and Ibrahima Konate are just some of the big talents that the 33-year-old has had under his wing.

There is one player, however, who stands out to Nagelsmann: Hoffenheim striker — and one-time Bayern Munich transfer target — Andrej Kramaric.

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Andrej Kramaric impressed Julian Nagelsmann during their time together.
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“Andrej Kramaric is a good example of strong development and unbelievable consistency,” Nagelsmann said to Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “He’s a great guy, always gives everything, and deserved to have this positive career.”

Kramaric had a red-hot start to this season and ultimately finished with some impressive statistics for Hoffenheim. Kramaric racked up 25 goals and six assists in 34 games across all competitions.

Bayern Munich has allegedly committed to Eric Maxim-Choupo Moring to be the team’s back-up striker for next season, but no formal announcement has been made. Could Nagelsmann convince the Bayern Munich front office to bring in Kramaric?

That’s doubtful.

Kramaric is 29-years-old which is not necessarily a problem, but his market value (per Transfermarkt) is €32 million — which is likely far too rich for the Bavarians at this stage.