Cardiff City have decided to drop their interest in Wigan striker Kieffer Moore after seeing an offer rejected for the Wales international, according to the BBC.
The Bluebirds are in the market for another striking option after allowing Gary Madine to leave the club earlier this month, and Wigan boss Paul Cook revealed last week that his side had rejected an offer from the Welsh side for Moore’s services.
It is being reported that the Latics are demanding a £4million transfer fee for a player they only signed from Barnsley over the summer, but it now seems that Cardiff are set to pursue alternative options after pulling out of the race to land Moore.
The 27-year-old has only managed to find the net twice in his 17 appearances for Wigan so far this term, but his performances have seen him break into the Wales national side ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign next summer.
However, Cardiff are now set to turn their attention to other attacking targets before the end of the month, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Bluebirds boss Neil Harris also keen on reuniting with former Millwall striker Lee Gregory who is currently at Stoke.
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Moore would have been a good fit for Cardiff given his strong physicality and aerial ability, but the touted £4million fee is definitely too expensive for a position that the Bluebirds have no immediate need to strengthen.
Robert Glatzel, Callum Paterson and Danny Ward are all capable of leading the line for Harris’ side, with Paterson particularly offering similar physical qualities to Moore, so there does not seem to be much need to add a player with Moore’s traits.
Cardiff should instead look at attacking options that are capable of adding a new dimension to their attacking unit, while there is perhaps also a more pressing need for the Welsh side to recruit a winger and a full-back this window.