Bayer Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia admits need for extra striker

Stefan Kiessling: Bayer Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia wants to add to his striking options

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Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia has admitted that he needs to bring in another striker in case Stefan Kiessling picks up an injury.

German international, Kiessling, the Bundesliga's top scorer last season, is Leverkusen's only proven goal scorer and ready-made replacements are few and far between should he get injured, following Andre Schurrle's departure to Chelsea this summer.

The sale of Schurrle means that funds may be available for Hyypia to boost his options in front of goal, something which he recognised the importance of.

"We will have a problem if Stefan picks up an injury," he told German sports magazine, Kicker.

"Therefore it's important to consider if we can sign a good new striker. This is a priority.

"We definitely have strikers, like Arkadiusz Milik, in our squad. But he needs to make some progress to be in real contention for the back-up role of striker."

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