Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly set to launch a late swoop for Cardiff City target-man Kieffer Moore.
The Wanderers have endured the worst possible start to the Premier League season under new manager Bruno Lage, losing their first two games. They are yet to score a goal so far, with players such as Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore misfiring upfront.
Raul Jimenez, 30, has recently returned to first-team action from a serious head injury and needs to be managed well throughout the season. According to Football Insider, Wolves want to sign a striker to cover and compete with Raul Jimenez before the transfer window ends and are ready to submit an offer worth around £7million for Kieffer Moore.
Signed from Wigan Athletic in 2020, Kieffer Moore, 29, enjoyed a superb debut campaign with Cardiff City, scoring 20 goals and registering two assists in 42 Championship appearances. That earned him a spot in the Wales squad for Euro 2020 earlier this summer where he netted in the 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
The 29-year-old striker has started the 2021/22 campaign strongly with the Bluebirds, supplying a goal and an assist in five appearances in all formats. However, Cardiff want to sell Moore, who still has two years remaining on his contract, in this transfer window.
Kieffer Moore to Wolves—A good offensive option for Bruno Lage?
Wolves struggled for goals last season under then-manager Nuno Espirito Santo, scoring just 36 times in 38 games. The lack of cutting edge in front of goal haunted the Wanderers throughout the campaign as they finished an underwhelming 13th on the table.
Raul Jimenez’ skull injury massively affected the Black Country outfit’s dynamics, and with Adama Traore, Daniel Podence, and summer signing Fabio Silva misfiring, finding a constant source of goals became tough for Nuno. In the first two games under new manager Bruno Lage, the story hasn’t changed even with Jimenez back up top.
Looking at his team’s current struggles in scoring goals, Bruno Lage has to bring in a new striker and Cardiff City’s Kieffer Moore is being eyed by Wolves.
Standing at 6ft 5ins tall, Moore is a towering presence more than capable of bullying defenders in the air with his sheer strength and physicality. The Welsh international possesses an excellent ability to hold the ball up, bring his teammates into the game, and rush into the box to score goals. Due to his frame and power, he is a real handful in the box and deadly from set-piece situations.
The 29-year-old is an experienced striker who has operated for various clubs across English football. At 29, Moore is at the right age to test himself in the highly competitive Premier League and certainly has the tools to succeed in the top-flight after emerging as one of the best players in the Championship last term.
The Welshman would not only bolster Wolves’ attacking unit but also provide a solid backup option to Jimenez, who requires time and patience to get back to his sublime best after a long injury layoff. Provided he gets good service from his teammates, Moore will flourish in Lage’s system at Molineux.
Thus, Wolves must quickly snap up Moore from Cardiff City in a bid to solve their goalscoring woes.