Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin confirmed he aims to sign a No.10 in the summer transfer window.
Goodwin also wants to add another pacey winger and creative midfielder as part of his squad rebuild.
The attack is set to be bolstered with the addition of Benfica striker Luis Lopes.
A six-figure fee has been agreed with the Portuguese giants for the 22-year-old centre-forward.
Lopes will be Goodwin’s seventh signing of the summer – with more to come.
North Macedonian striker Bojan Miovski was also secured in a £535,000 swoop from Hungarian club MTK Budapest.
Goodwin has the fire-power up top, but wants a No.10 and another winger to deliver the ammunition.
He said: “We need a No.10 that is going to be the one to unlock the opposition when teams are sitting in against us.
“I would still also like another quick winger.
“I always want to add pace to the team.
“That is the way the modern day game is now.
“You need to have good pace and energy in the forward and attacking areas.
“Of the three or four to still come in – a striker (Lopes), a No 10 possibly, another winger and potentially another midfielder as well.
“It is the top end of the pitch where we want to strengthen and that is why we are spending the money we are.
“I want more creativity, more pace at the top end and someone that can unlock defences.”
Lopes deal will take spent to £1m plus
Miovski, who at £535,000 represents the most significant outlay, has yet to make his Aberdeen debut.
The striker trained with the Dons at their camp in Spain, but could not journey to Scotland with the squad.
That is because the 23-year-old is still waiting for his Visa to be processed.
Wait for decision on Connor Ronan
Goodwin is still in the market for an attacking midfielder, with Wolves’ Connor Ronan on his radar.
Last season Goodwin secured Ronan on loan from Wolves while manager of St Mirren.
However, Goodwin will have to wait until a decision is made at Molineux on the 24-year-old’s future.
Wolves are understood to remain open to the possibility of selling Ronan this summer for the right fee, which is understood to be around £500,000.
However, Wolves manager Bruno Lage will give Ronan the chance to fight for his future at the club.
Ronan played in two pre-season closed-door friendies.
Having impressed in the early stages of pre-season, Ronan was named in Lage’s 30-man squad for a two-week training camp in Alicante, Spain.
Wolves flew out to Spain on Tuesday and Ronan is expected to play some part in the friendlies against Besiktas, Deportivo Alaves and Levante.
Hearts are also interested in signing Ronan.
Goodwin said: “I think we still lack a little bit of creativity in the midfield area
“We will continue to work hard.
“Director of Football Steven Gunn and Head of Recruitment Darren Mowbray are working tirelessly behind the scenes.
“It is about quality this time over quantity.
“We have let a number of players go, but if we get the right quality in I will be delighted”
Six signing options for every position
Wigan Athletic midfielder Jamie McGrath, 27, is also on Goodwin’s summer transfer radar.
Republic of Ireland international McGrath has struggled to command a first team start at the recently-crowned League One champions.
Goodwin insists his recruitment team have given him at least six options for every position.
He said: “The signings we have managed to do so far, everyone can see what they will bring.
“There is a real freshness about the team.
“The recruitment team have gone into such a high level of detail.
“A lot of hard work has gone into trying to sign players since February..
“They are not lazy signings.
“There has been a lot of travelling involved and the Head of Recruitment has been to 16 different countries.
“He has brought me half a dozen players for each position. And we whittled them down to the ones we think will enhance the squad.
“There is a very strategic operation going on in terms of recruitment.”