I haven’t seen the actual Athletic article, just the rehashed bit from an aggregator but I’d imagine the Athletic differentiates forwards and strikers to be honest, I think Conte uses the word attackers more so than strikers too, albeit I haven't listened too much to Conte of late as it's jarring listening to him this season, so I could easily be wrong there. I think another forward/ striker would be dependent on a few factors. If Kane renews, Danjuma signs permanently and Gil is integrated on his return then I'd say we have good numbers, with Son and Danjuma at LW, Kane and Richarlison at ST and Kulu and Gil at RW. We may also have Parrott around the squad too as "the extra". But if Kane leaves, Danjuma doesn't sign and Gil isn't favoured when he's back then we could need multiple attacking players. The decision on Son will be a big one, I've said the same in the past but on reflection I'd backtrack and keep him regardless of his second half of the season, he's done so much for us and helped carry this team for years alongside Kane that if we have to carry him for a while so be it, I just hope Conte grows some balls and benches him if he continues his poor form. As for Richarlison, I was never sold on him as you all know. I just don't quite get what he does or offers. I don't feel he fits in with our front three whenever he plays either, never seems to be on the same wavelength and he doesn't have the ability our main trio have in terms of being able to turn the game on its head via individual brilliance, he's the type of player that requires a through ball or a cross. We needed another option up top last summer but I think we got it horrendously wrong with him, more so when you look at how much we spent.