Wolves journalist Liam Keen has given his view on forward Kieffer Moore following reports of a potential move to Molineux.
Recent reports have linked the Wales international with a move to the club, claiming that “the club are ready to submit an offer of around £7m for Moore”, whilst also noting that “Cardiff are opening to selling the 29-year-old as they look to raise much-needed cash”.
The 6ft 5in forward has never played at any level above the Championship, but with 31 goals in the division stretching back to the start of the 2019/20 season, including 20 last campaign, you could certainly argue that he deserves a shot at a higher level.
Speaking about the matter on the E&S Wolves podcast, Keen gave his views on Moore as a player before providing an update on just where the transfer actually stood in terms of interest and a bid from the club:
“In terms of a purely footballing sense, as a different option, as a different type of player, as a backup striker which obviously Wolves need, I don’t hate it, I think there’s worse options out there, certainly.
“But again, as you said he’s 29, he’s never played in the Premier League, he’s made his name through League One and the Championship. And for the money that Cardiff want for him, because that money is over £10m they want for him without doubt, I’m not convinced by that, for how much you’re going to have to spend to bring him in.
“I don’t hate it from a footballing sense, I think financially, [it] doesn’t particularly make sense. And you’re right, he doesn’t fit in with the transfer strategy, really, of Wolves in the last few years. It doesn’t mean it won’t happen, but I’d be surprised. There is an interest, but there’s no concrete bid or anything like that yet.”
TIF Thoughts on Liam Keen’s comments about Kieffer Moore and Wolves…
Would Moore be a good signing for Wolves?
Keen has got the assessment of Moore right here, especially when it comes to the financial side of the deal.
Whilst you could argue that Moore deserves a shot in the Premier League, based both off his record in the Championship as well as internationally, given what Wolves would likely be asking him to do – play backup to main man Raul Jimenez – he’s certainly not someone that they should be breaking the bank for.
And given how badly Wolves were hit financially last season, it’s not as if they have a lot of money to hand out. So whilst it’s a deal that could be done in the final few days of the window, don’t expect it to be for a blockbuster fee.