Stoke City are one of a number of Championship clubs to register an interest in signing Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore, with The Athletic reporting that the Potters have joined the likes of Cardiff City, Middlesbrough, Millwall and QPR in the race for the 27-year-old’s signature.
A former Truro City striker during his early days, Moore has been one of Wigan’s leading lights this season in what has been a difficult campaign for the Latics which has been overshadowed by the club’s administration worries.
This combined with the impact of the ongoing pandemic has put the club on an unstable financial footing, meaning that the club are now looking to offload some of their most valuable assets – with Moore falling predictably into this category after his exploits this term.
The Potters will certainly have to move fast if they are to secure their man with QPR said to have had a bid in the region of £1.5-2 million accepted for the 10-goal striker in recent weeks.
However, it remains to be seen if Moore is keen on a move to the West London club or not at this stage.
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It is no surprise to see Moore attracting such widespread interest in his services this summer, with the former Rotherham United forward having had a relatively positive campaign for the Latics.
Many would say however that this would be a strange move from Stoke’s perspective as the Potters are already well stocked in forward areas at present, with Michael O’Neill being already able to call upon the services of Benik Afobe Sam Vokes, Lee Gregory and Tyrese Campbell.
Therefore it is hard to fathom where Moore fits into O’Neill’s plans going forward, particularly with Campbell having firmly established himself as a regular starter at the Bet365 Stadium this season.