Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed to The Guardian that he will indeed sign another striker this summer.
Romelu Lukaku's move to Manchester United has left Everton with a big problem in relation to goals, given how the Belgian scored 25 of them in the Premier League last term.
The Toffees manager has brought in the likes of Sandro Ramirez, from Spain, and a 31-year-old Wayne Rooney but it seems likely that both will struggle to fill the void left by Lukaku - individually, anyway.
Koeman, who has welcomed Gylfi Sigurdsson to Goodison Park this week, believes that the Iceland international and the other two attackers will have to share the load this season, but the Dutchman still admits he needs another number nine.
“We still need to sign a striker. Everybody knows that we lost Romelu Lukaku," he told The Guardian.
"We brought in Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramírez and now Gylfi, and maybe they can share the goals around more than happened last season, but we still need another one to play the No9.
"When you play in Europe, and let’s hope we reach Europe, and in the Premier League you cannot do it with just one or two strikers."
Everton kicked off their Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Stoke on Saturday.
Rooney might've been the hero, with a fine header, but it does not change the fact that the former Benfica coach desperately needs another goalscorer.
It is top four or bust for Koeman this season. Failure to qualify the Toffees for the Champions League, given his outlay, would surely result in his dismissal and the Barcelona legend needs to consolidate his chances of a top-four assault by adding a tried-and-tested hitman.