Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has provided fans with a transfer update just before the new season starts.
Mourinho’s side are set to face Everton at home on Sunday as part of the first round of Premier League fixtures.
They’ve so far signed three players during this transfer window. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg signed from Southampton, Matt Doherty joined from Wolves and Joe Hart signed on a free transfer.
Mourinho has now told Spurs fans where he will be focusing his attention next in the market: “I want, I need a striker.
“But I want to make it very, very clear that the club – the structure above me – knows that I need a striker and also wants a striker.
“Are we going to get one? I honestly believe so.”
It looks like Tottenham will now focus on signing a player to provide Harry Kane with competition up front.
Mourinho’s only backup for Kane at the moment is Brazilian forward Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son.
Spurs were thought to be interested in Brentford striker Ollie Watkins, although the player eventually moved to Aston Villa for a £28 million fee.
Newcastle’s latest signing Callum Wilson emerged as another target, but Spurs failed to act fast enough. They will have to be faster if they want to make a big money move before the transfer window closes.
The North London club were also linked with former player Gareth Bale, similarly to every other transfer window. A transfer has once again failed to materialise.
One potential suitor is Arkadiusz Milik. The Napoli striker scored 11 goals in 26 Serie A appearances last time out and would be a good player to provide backup for Kane.
The Polish international is contracted until next summer, meaning Tottenham may be able to buy him for a reduced price in January.
For the moment, however, it seems Mourinho will have to make do with his current squad until any transfers emerge.