Barnsley assistant manager Dale Tonge has revealed that there has been no new interest in striker Kieffer Moore this summer.
Moore scored 19 goals in 35 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions last season as Daniel Stendel’s side won promotion to the Championship, despite missing over two months of the campaign with a head injury.
The 26-year-old was linked with a move away from Oakwell earlier in the transfer window, with the Daily Mail reporting last month that Championship rivals Millwall and Bristol City were both interested in signing him.
However, Tonge has claimed that there has been no new interest in the forward, while he also revealed that striker is close to a return to full fitness, following an injury he suffered while on international duty with Wales.
#barnsleyfc DT says there has been no new interest in Kieffer Moore, who is close to full fitness after injury with Wales.
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) July 25, 2019
Here are three reasons why Tonge’s latest comments on Moore are ideal for Barnsley…
There is a good chance he will stay at Oakwell
With just a couple of weeks to go until the end of the transfer window, the fact that there’s been no recent interest in Moore suggests that Barnsley have a good chance of keeping hold of the striker this summer.
Of course, there’s every chance that things could change between now and the end of the window, but it doesn’t appear as though any clubs are interested in signing him at the moment and that has to be considered a major boost for Barnsley fans.
Moore was magnificent for Barnsley last season and will be full of confidence going into the new campaign.
He’s got all the attributes of a top centre-forward and even though he’s struggled in the Championship in the past, now could be the time for him to make a big impact in the second tier.
He could be fit for the start of the new season
This is an important season for Barnsley, as they look to establish themselves in the Championship again following their promotion from League One last term.
It’s so important that they get off to a good start and they’ve got a much better chance of doing that with Moore in the team than without.
Tonge’s latest comments suggest that there’s a chance the striker could be fit for the opening game of the season against Fulham and that will provide the whole team with a big boost.
It looks like Millwall will not be signing him
It will be a major boost for Barnsley if they’re able to keep hold of Moore this summer, but perhaps what would be just as important is that Millwall won’t be signing him.
Moore is a fantastic striker and he’d of been a great signing for the Lions, who will potentially be one of Barnsley’s promotion rivals in the Championship this season.
Not only have the they lost Lee Gregory and Steve Morison this summer, but it now looks like they won’t be signing Moore too and that has got to be considered a boost for Barnsley.