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Wolves: Kieffer Moore move falls down list of priorities

Wolves: Kieffer Moore move falls down list of priorities -Wolves Transfer Rumours

A report has cast doubt on the possibility of Wolverhampton Wanderers renewing their efforts to sign Kieffer Moore. 

Alex Dicken, writing for Birmingham Live, claims that strengthening the attack isn’t Bruno Lage’s main priority.

The lowdown

Wolves ‘acted on their interest’ in Moore in the final knockings of the transfer window. They made a bid for the Cardiff City striker, but saw it rejected.

Cardiff boss Mick McCarthy was publicly critical of Wolves’ late approach, calling it ‘crazy’ and suggesting it made ‘everyone panic’.

McCarthy values Moore highly given his ‘terrific’ performances and ‘amazing’ work-rate (via Wales Online).

Wolves were however able to sign a striker during the summer, with Hwang Hee-chan arriving from RB Leipzig on a season-long loan with an option to buy (via BBC Sport).

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Moore would apparently be keen on a move to the Midlands outfit, where he would get the chance to work with Wales coach Tony Roberts.

However, Lage sees bigger weaknesses in the team which need to be addressed.

Indeed, it’s Lille midfielder Renato Sanches who is said to be his primary target.

The verdict

Wolves fans may have already thought that signing Hwang would preclude any further striker moves, particularly with Fabio Silva already on the books as a deputy to Raul Jimenez.

But Moore offers something very different to the South Korean. He’s an almighty aerial presence, comfortably leading the Championship for successful aerial duels per 90 minutes last season with a frankly remarkable 10.5 per game (via WhoScored).

He also scored 20 goals for the Bluebirds, and so even if Wolves move on, he should have other Premier League suitors, ranking as the second best player in the league last term, ahead of now Premier League star Ivan Toney.

In other news, Ian Wright has raved about this Wolves star.

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