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Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook is looking to further strengthen his squad before the summer transfer window closes next week, with a potential move for Barnsley striker Kieffer Moore on the cards, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.
Moore, 26, joined the Tykes in January 2018 and went on to score 17 goals in 31 appearances in Barnsley’s promotion winning season.
So would Moore prove a good signing for the Latics?
“This would be a fantastic signing and would really indicate Wigan’s intentions ahead of the new season.
“I think it’s a smart move for Wigan to turn to League One for talent, with the Latics having already signed one of the league’s top players in Jamal Lowe.
“Moore was brilliant for Barnsley in the first half of last season before he got injured, and his aerial threat would be a welcome addition to Wigan’s front line.
“It could be considered something of a risk given his injury troubles last term, but the season would be boding very well for Wigan if they can tempt Barnsley into a sale.”
“I feel for Barnsley in a way because they have lost some fantastic players and though they still have a chance this season, think what they could have done had they keep some of their key men.
“Even so, Moore is still their player and I would say fight to keep him as much as possible – not that they’ll need telling that.
“He’s got a point to prove at this level and staying at Oakwell where he knows he is revered and knows the set-up makes sense rather than jumping ship.”
“It’d be an excellent signing.
“Wigan have seriously impressed me this summer and are clearly ready to back Paul Cook to the hilt.
“Antonee Robinson and Jamal Lowe are both excellent choices who will bolster the Latics attack and all they are possibly lacking is somebody to polish off the chances they create.
“Moore is that man. Wigan lacked bite up-front for a massive part of last season and it very nearly cost them their place in the Championship. Bringing Moore in would go a very long way to rectifying that.”