It's no secret that a forward has been, and still is, top of Glenn Hoddle's shopping list this summer and Qu Bo's imminent arrival, subject to a work permit, will further boost his attacking options.
Norwegian star Steffen has always advocated a pool of strikers and feels he has suffered from lack rest in the past, especially when he's had a busy international schedule as well.
On target against Celtic last week, Steffen said: "We've got a lot of good strikers here and if we get another one it will be more competition. That is healthy for us.
"It is always good for a team to get a new player in and for us, if it's a striker, it will be good for us.
"In a whole season you need rest, you can't just play every game throughout.
"You need a big squad where you can rotate a little. You want to play every game but you can't, there are too many.
"I've been inujured because of that before so for me it's about staying fit and when I am tired or not feeling the best, hopefully someone else can step in."
Steffen has been reasonably pleased with his pre-season.
"It's been going okay," he added. "I've been scoring a few goals,. I could still improve a bit on my fitness, I felt a bit tired towards the end asgainst Celtic, but that will come."
Steffen Iversen says he would welcome the competition of another striker in the squad.