Jose Mourinho has revealed Tottenham are likely to sign a striker before the transfer window closes.

The Spurs manager was speaking in his first Premier League press conference of the season ahead of Sunday’s curtain-raiser against Everton.

The Londoners have already strengthened their midfield with the arrival of Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton and right-back Matt Doherty from Wolves.

But more than anything else, Tottenham require a striker to provide back-up for Harry Kane – lest they struggle for goals once again if the England captain picks up another injury during the campaign.

According to the London Evening Standard, Spurs have been dealt blows in their pursuits of Red Bull Salzburg’s Patson Daka and Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik.

However, Mourinho is still confident the club will bring in a new striker in the coming weeks.

“Yes I want, I need a striker, but I want to make it very clear, the club knows I need a striker and they also want a striker,” Mourinho said (via Alasdair Gold).

“Are we going to get one? Yes, I believe so. For the balance, the team needs it.”

Whether it’s Daka, Milik or another target, Tottenham fans will simply be glad to hear the club is actively trying to resolve a problem position.

Of course, they won’t be truly happy until a new arrival is confirmed.



  1. That is good to know Jose, but wasn’t it said last January that the club wanted to sign a striker?
    The desire to do something and actually getting it done are however 2 very different things.
    Also admitting the fact that we are going to get a new striker on board,surely it should be done now to not only integrate him quickly but also use him during this awful buildup of matches.
    22h59 on 5/10 is a touch late if that is the case, but one will have to be thankful for small mercies.


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