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Curtin: Philadelphia Union after new strikers

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin has confirmed the club is still in pursuit of a new striker.

The MLS side were unlucky to miss out on French striker Andy Delort who joined his former club Tours on loan from Wigan Athletic recently.

As a result, Curtin is continuing to scour the market in order to find a new goalscorer but is not too concerned as he has the likes of Dzenan Catic, CJ Sapong and Conor Casey who have been performing well in pre-season.

"We have clear targets, and we're actively pursuing them," Curtin said. "But at the same time, the guys that are here having the success they're having is good. I want competition at every spot.

"I want guys to always be looking over their shoulder and know there's someone pushing behind them."

Curtin added: "Conor is a target forward, CJ is a similar forward - a target-type guy - and Catic is a big body.

"We've discussed maybe getting a different type of striker, whether that's more of a speed guy, a taller guy. You want to find the right mix.

"You don't want three or four of the same types of forwards; you want that change of pace. That has affected the type of guy that we're targeting, for sure."

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