Barnsley assistant manager Dale Tonge has claimed that there has been no new interest in striker Kieffer Moore and has revealed that the centre-forward is close to full fitness following an injury with Wales.
Moore scored 19 goals in 35 appearances for Barnsley in all competitions last season as the Tykes won promotion to the Championship, despite missing over two months of the campaign with a head injury.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Oakwell this summer, with the Daily Mail reporting last month that Championship rivals Millwall and Bristol City are before interested in signing him.
However, Tonge has claimed that there has been no new interest in the forward this summer and that the 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
This is fantastic news for Barnsley fans. Moore was a key player for the Tykes last season and it’s so important that the club are able to keep hold of him this summer.
The fact that there’s been no new interest him so close to the end of the transfer window suggests they now have a great chance of doing just that.
The striker struggled in his previous spells in the Championship, but he will be full of confidence after last season and now could be the time for him to make a big impact in the second tier.
This is an important season for Barnsley, as they look to establish themselves in the Championship again following their promotion from League One last season.
It’s important that they can get off to the best possible start and having Moore back fit for the opening game will give them a much better chance of doing that.