Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is confident of continuing his impressive summer of transfer business, as the club look to strengthen their attacking capabilities.
Aside from the purchase of Ajax starlet Viktor Fischer on the left wing, Boro's buys so far in the transfer window have mainly been in the defensive third of the pitch.
Middlesbrough attention turns to forwards
The newly promoted side have been linked with a number of strikers since confirming their return to the top flight, with names such as Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Álvaro Negredo leaving fans excited for a potential world-class arrival.
The Spaniard noted his struggles to bring players in at this stage of the window last year, but said that he was naturally pleased that "now we have a lot of players arriving and hopefully there will be more arriving soon".
“The targets are more or less clear, and for that reason I am really pleased."
Transfer rumours cause excitement on Teesside
The arrival of long-serving Barcelona goalkeeper Valdés has caused great excitement and optimism among Boro fans, made even more acute by news that the club are in talks with Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotić - though they face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for his signature.
"I think the fans are really excited this season, like we are," Karanka continued. "We just have to keep going."