Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy has revealed he isn’t going to worry about Kieffer Moore’s potential departure between now and the end of the window, with the Welshman getting on the scoresheet yesterday.
The 62-year-old spoke about Moore after the Bluebirds’ 2-0 win against Blackpool, after seeing his key striker grab the second goal in the 86th minute at Bloomfield Road to secure all three points for the second-tier side.
29-year-old Moore has been impressive for club and country since his move to the Cardiff City Stadium last August from Wigan Athletic, scoring 20 Championship goals last term and proving to be Wales’ main man up front, scoring in their opening game against Switzerland in this summer’s European Championships.
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With two years left on his current deal, the Championship side would be able to hold out for a reasonably high price tag for his services this month, but was expected to draw considerable attention from other clubs after his performances in the last 12 months.
However, manager McCarthy revealed at the start of the month that there had been a surprising lack of interest in the 29-year-old thus far, although he was asked about his potential departure after yesterday’s clash against Blackpool.
Speaking to Wales Online, he said: “I don’t get anxious about those things (possible departures). What’s the point? There’s nothing I can do about it.
“If someone came in and offered huge bucks for him, I don’t know, would we sell him? No idea. I won’t worry about it until it happens.
“I’m not going to lay awake thinking about that. Just enjoy him while he is here.”
After seeing Harry Wilson leave the club on the expiration of his loan deal earlier in the summer and subsequently join Championship rivals Fulham, the possibility of Kieffer Moore leaving should be a concern to the Bluebirds, because they would be losing two of their main sources of goals within the space of a few months.
Moore is not just useful as a prolific goalscorer, but also for his threat in the air, his hold-up play and the way he can bring others into play.
Considering he’s a Welshman, life has probably never been better for the forward in his country’s capital over the past 12 months. However, an offer from the Premier League could be tempting for the 29-year-old who could be desperate to make an impact in the top flight.
He may not be near retirement age just yet, but he’s just had the season of his life and may not get a better chance to make the step up if he rejects an offer this summer.
So even though an offer is yet to come in at this stage, it looks set to be a nerve-racking couple of weeks for Cardiff City fans who will be hoping to see their star striker in action throughout the 2021/22 season.