“My coach said at the end of the season that he intends to look for a striker. If there are exits, we’ll try… A striker for sure, probably more entries in other positions,” Varandas told Sporting TV – via CoventryLive.

“Gyökeres? I’m not going to say that’s a lie, he’s one of the players mentioned.

“The values spoken, 15/20 million (euros), that’s a consequence of evolution… We signed players for 3 or 4 million euros, we didn’t have the conditions anymore.

“Of these five years we grew, we went from investing 6/7 million euros, we went to 10, we hired one for 16 (Paulinho from Braga).

“If we have to go to 20 million (Euros) we have the capacity for it.”