Hamburg To Press Ahead With Striker Search

Bundesliga side in the market for a new goal getter.

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Hamburg director of sport Oliver Kreuzer has confirmed that the club will be in the market for a new striker this summer, Sky Sports reports.

Already this summer the German giants have let two members of their forward line leave with Son Heung-min departing to Bayer Leverkusen and Marcus Berg leaving for Greek side Panathinaikos.

Jaques Zoua has signed on from Basel, linking up fellow striker Arjoms Rudnevs in Thorsten Fink’s squad ahead of next season, but Kreuzer concedes a new target man is still needed.

“We are looking for an additional striker,” Kreuzer told Sky Sports.

“He has got to be a player who can play as a lone striker and hold the ball up. He has got to be able to draw his team-mates into the game and be strong in the air.”

The club took a further blow last week as they suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Austrian side Wacker Innsbruck in a pre-season friendly match.

However, despite the result and lack of strike power, Kreuzer feels the club are in good shape to perform well in the upcoming season.

“We had the best training conditions and the lads all pulled their weight,” he said.

“Rafael van der Vaart and the other players are all heading in the right direction.”

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