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…
Wolves are reportedly preparing a £7 million bid for Cardiff City forward Kieffer Moore, according to Football Insider.
Moore has caught the eye with some strong performances for the Bluebirds it seems, with Bruno Lage’s side registering their interest in landing his signature.
The Welsh international signed for Cardiff in 2020, and scored 20 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions last term, as they finished eighth in the Championship table.
Wolves are currently sat 16th in the Premier League table, and will be looking to challenge higher up the top-flight standings moving forwards.
Football Insider claim that Wolves are keen on adding a striker to their squad this summer, with Cardiff reportedly willing to cash-in on Moore to raise funds.
We ask our Football League World writers what they make of Wolves’ rumoured interest in signing Moore, and whether or not he’d be a good addition to their team this summer.
This would be a brilliant signing for Wolves to make and Kieffer Moore is a player that should be able to make the step up to the Premier League with his performances for Cardiff City in the English second tier over the last year showing that he has all the qualities needed to adapt to the top-flight.
Wolves need to find some more goals if they are going to be able to recover from a difficult start to the season that has seen them lose their opening two Premier League matches.
Moore is a player that would offer them something different and his physical presence would be an extra asset for them to have on the pitch to cause opponents problems.
There are a host of recent examples of forwards that have come up from the Championship and made the step up to the Premier League comfortably. Moore is a player that you could see emulating that if he was given chances to start regularly for Wolves.
He’s potentially worth a shout, yes.
Wolves have played with that sort of striker for a few years now, and after suffering a horrible injury last season, perhaps genuine competition is needed for Raul Jimenez up top.
Moore has been prolific in the Championship for a couple of years now and will be keen to impress in the Premier League having also done well on the international stage for Wales.
£7million, as well, seems like a bargain for a player who scored nearly a goal every game last season, and a player who is also in his prime at 29.
It would be a shrewd deal.
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Kieffer Moore is arguably ready to make the step up to the Premier League and he may not get another chance as good as this.
He is the type of striker that Wolves need to provide competition for their current options but he won’t come cheap.
Cardiff will likely demand a substantial fee for their star man and his performances at Euro 2020 have only increased his value in truth.
He’d be a good signing on paper for Wolves but there would inevitably be questions marks over whether he can cut it in the top flight.
It would be a risk but it appears that the Premier League side would be willing to take it after finding goals hard to come by so far this season.