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Wigan Athletic confirm arrival of 26-y/o target man



Wigan have signed Kieffer Moore from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, with the striker agreeing a three-year deal with the Latics.

Paul Cook has been looking to add firepower to his squad all summer after losing joint-top scorer from last season, Nick Powell, who has since joined Stoke. The former Manchester United man only managed eight, highlighting just how much Wigan struggled up top.

So, they will have big hopes for Moore, who struck 17 times in League One for the Tykes last season as they won promotion back to the Championship.

Those goals came in just 31 games too, with the 26-year-old missing the final few months of the campaign on medical advice after suffering a head injury.

However, he is fit and ready to go now, with Wigan announcing his arrival on their official site this evening.

He is likely to go straight into the squad for the weekend game away to Preston as Cook’s men look to build on their impressive opening day victory against Cardiff City.

The Verdict

This is a good signing for Wigan because they are lacking quality and depth up front, so Moore will address that.

Given his size, he is a great player to play off and his presence up top is sure to be a factor for the side moving forward in terms of how they play.

Even though he has struggled in the Championship in the past, Moore’s game has improved significantly in the past 18 months or so, meaning he is better equipped to handle the step up now.

With the Tykes believed to be getting up to £4m for the player, it’s a move that seems to suit all parties.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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