This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Kieffer Moore has certainly made quite an impact during his time at Cardiff City this season.
Having joined the Bluebirds from Wigan Athletic back in the summer transfer window for a fee reported to be worth around £2million, Moore has gone on to 16 goals in 31 league appearances for the club from the Welsh capital.
That return has helped Cardiff climb to eighth in the Championship, just three points adrift of the play-off places with 11 games of their season remaining.
But if Cardiff are unable to convert their current position into promotion to the Premier League this season, is it possible that we could see transfer interest emerge in Moore from English football’s top-flight?
We put that question to some of our Football League World writers, and here, is a look at what they had to say.
Firstly, I don’t want to take anything away from Kieffer Moore and the form he’s shown this season in the Championship. 16 goals in 31 games is impressive and he deserves any admiration from the division above.
However, I just don’t see Moore making the move to the Premier League.
His style of play is suited to the Championship and whilst aspects of his game likes his goals and terrific hold-up play would be good to see in the top-flight, I fear he’d give away too many free-kicks and be scrutinised by soft officiating.
You never want to put a ceiling on what a player can achieve, but I can’t help but feel Moore’s best chance of getting a Premier League chance from here is by winning promotion.
It’s worth pointing out that’s not out of the picture with Cardiff either.
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Moore has been fantastic this term, showing his quality as so much more than just a goalscorer.
His link-up play is fantastic and his physicality would make him a very useful squad player for a number of top-flight teams.
How Moore fares for Wales in this summer’s Euros could be key to whether he seals a top flight move.
Impressing at an international tournament so often makes players’ stock sky rocket and if the Cardiff forward is on song, he will be no different.
He’ll certainly be on a few clubs’ radars, surely?
Moore has never really been a prolific goalscorer at this level, but he’s having an excellent season at Cardiff and clearly thriving under Mick McCarthy.
16 goals in 31 games is some going, and you would definitely bank on him hitting the 20-goal mark before the end of the season the way he’s playing.
He’s 28 and he is in his prime, so he is a potentially attractive proposition for many clubs out there.
He’s tall and good in the air, too, so he offers something a bit different to what the likes of Ivan Toney and Adam Armstrong both offer.