Jose Mourinho says Tottenham are working very hard to sign a striker.
Harry Kane is the only recognised striker in Spurs’ first-team squad this season, with Heung-Min Son often deputising for the England captain when he is out injured.
But the Spurs head coach, who says he needs a striker, is confident the club will meet his demands in the transfer window.
“I want a striker,” said Mourinho at a news conference ahead of Spurs’ Premier League opener at home to Everton on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
“But I want to make it very clear that the club – if you want to call it the club or the structure above me – knows I need a striker and they also want a striker.
“I believe we will get a striker, I honestly believe so.”
Mourinho has spent in the region of £30m on the signings of free agent goalkeeper Joe Hart, right-back Matt Doherty from Wolves and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton this summer.
The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss says he “does not envy” his rivals that are free to spend big this summer, insisting he is “so happy” with the squad he has following his three arrivals.
“The other day Jurgen Klopp said Liverpool is not a club of oligarchs or belonging to countries,” he said.
“We are the same so we are not the kind of club that can go to the market and spend a fortune on players.”
Mourinho was also asked directly about the transfer business of his former employees, Chelsea, who have spent nearly £200m on six signings this summer.
“Good for them if the club can do it and if that is their priority … They are what they are, they do what they do,” he said.