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Moore to Join Town On Loan If Cherries Confirm Getafe Striker Signing
Thursday, 1st Feb 2024 12:23

Town and AFC Bournemouth have agreed a loan deal for striker Kieffer Moore with the move to be confirmed if the Cherries confirm the addition of Getafe's Enes Űnal on loan.

Another striker has been the priority for the Blues on deadline day having already added Ali Al-Hamadi earlier in the week.

Sky Sports’ Mark McAdam was first to report that the deal is done, which TWTD understands is the case, once the Dorset club confirm the signing of Űnal. A medical is currently ongoing in Madrid. The deal is understood to include bonuses should Town win promotion.

The Blues appear to have fought off opposition from a number of other Championship clubs, including Sunderland and another of his former clubs Cardiff, to land the 31-year-old.

Moore was previously at Town from a year from January 2017 but made only 11 sub appearances without scoring.

Capped 39 times by Wales, scoring 12 times, Moore had been recruited from then-National League Forest Green Rovers for £25,000 having been on loan at Torquay, also a fifth tier side, prior to his move.

The 6ft 5in tall striker’s career really took off during a loan spell with Rotherham, then in League One, in the first half of 2017/18 - having impressed as a sub for Town against the Millers the previous season - and in the January moved on to Barnsley, also in League One, for £750,000.

Spells in the Championship with Wigan and Cardiff followed, as well as senior Wales caps, before Moore moved on to AFC Bournemouth for a fee which could ultimately rise to £5 million in January 2022 and helped the Cherries to promotion to the Premier League.

However, his opportunities have been limited over the last two seasons, the Torquay-born striker has made only 15 starts and 29 sub appearances for the Dorset side in total, scoring 10 goals, and it was always expected he would move on to a Championship side during this window.

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cordonblue added 12:25 - Feb 1
Many prayers for Enes Unal's fitness and health

GTRKing added 12:30 - Feb 1
Happy days if we get Keifer Moore sounds like he passed medical & deal is all but done but can’t be rubber stamped till Bournemouth get their striker in

johnwarksshorts added 12:33 - Feb 1
Keeping everything crossed...could be the difference between top 2 and playoffs. With LDs left foot and 6' 5" head there could be a few goals between them.

Safetyfirstmrwark added 12:40 - Feb 1
The Lief 'n' Kiefer Combo!

tetchris added 12:41 - Feb 1
Be interested to hear his comments regarding his time at ITFC before when MM was manager

Baino added 12:49 - Feb 1
Agree with what has been said.
Leifs left peg and his height....
<drools like Homer Simpson>

gosblue added 12:52 - Feb 1
Wow! I really didn’t see this happening. Fingers crossed.

blues1 added 12:54 - Feb 1
Tetchris. He said not long him failing the last time he was here, was his fault. As he didnt work hard enough.

Steelmonkey added 12:58 - Feb 1
Would be happy with this if it comes off, has the experience which will be a bit of a foil for Al-Hadami’s lack of in this division. It will be interesting to see who gets more game time.

NITFC added 13:07 - Feb 1
This is exciting. He's got unfinished business here after a certain previous manager seem reluctant to put him on the pitch

Saxonblue74 added 13:12 - Feb 1
Good business if it comes off. A name that came into my head many months ago but more in hope than expectation. Moore, Ali and Hurst return and that's a decent strike trio.

Westy added 13:27 - Feb 1
Remember Kieffer Moore playing for Town before and he didn't set the World alight, but just started to make an impact then if memory serves me correctly suffered a bad rib injury and never really made a full come back before departing, but he will have better players around him now than then and Kieffer himself is a better player. Would link up well with Wes and Nathan if this is confirmed.

Europablue added 13:28 - Feb 1
At first glance, it felt like a bad fit. A permanent transfer would be bad business because we don't have that kind of cash unless we get promoted. An ex-player, so that always fuels speculation. The other thing is that he doesn't really seem suited to the Hirst role, but actually, he has something that we have lacked and gives another dimension to our attacking threat with crosses and headers.
Welcome back. Let's see how he gets one and we can consider whether a permanent deal makes sense in the summer.

Broadbent23 added 13:29 - Feb 1
Hopefully this deal will ignite Broadhead. Let the Welsh wizards loose on the championship.

Len_Brennan added 13:30 - Feb 1
Great stuff. An extra threat in the air now too with KM; he will absolutely love the service he'll get from Davis.
We needed this. Even if we drop out of second place, we'll be stronger for the playoffs with Hirst back (hopefully), Al Hamedi with Plenty of Championship minutes under his belt, & the experience of Moore up front.

Radlett_blue added 13:34 - Feb 1
Well, we desperately needed 2 strikers & now we seem to have brought in two more than useful players, one experienced & another as more of a development player. Happy days!

VanDusen added 13:47 - Feb 1
Good stuff. I quite liked what I saw of him last time. And for those still sniping at Mick. Another amazing spot from him - 25k from National League that he effectively set on the path to a Premier League and International career, like Mings. Let's hope McKenna is doing just the same for Al-Hamadi.

Radlett_blue added 13:58 - Feb 1
Indeed Vandusen - Mick seems to being derided for signing Moore for £25k & then selling him for £650k a year or so later.

Bluearmy_81 added 14:00 - Feb 1
Oh yes, Kieffer Moore that was when we sold all our best players for next to nothing in order to replace them with lesser players/dross, and no fans said anything about it because it was ‘Evans club and he could do what he wanted…’

MickMillsTash added 14:00 - Feb 1
Talk Sport have announced It and who is to doubt their level of journalism ,,.....

Ipswich will cover 75% of the £40K /week wages.

IpswichT62OldBoy added 14:02 - Feb 1
Paul Cook and M McCarthy both know footballers and got some decent ones in, I respect that but they were not necessarily good managers.

Europablue added 14:05 - Feb 1
Bluearmy_81 Keiffer Moore couldn't get in the side and we sold him for a big profit. That one doesn't fit your point, so is not a good example.

Europablue added 14:09 - Feb 1
IpswichT62OldBoy The evidence shows the MM was a very good manager, just maybe not what the fans wanted. KM is excelling with great support, but I wouldn't think he could have done much better or even any better than MM in the circumstances. KM has a higher ceiling in my opinion. MM was at best a bottom of the Prem manager, whereas KM has the potential to be a top of the Prem manager. I don't know how you could argue that MM was not a good specialist at keeping teams up and running clubs on a small budget.

Suffolkboy added 14:27 - Feb 1
Nothing at all to now be gained by rehearsing the negative ; M M was of incredible honesty and thoroughly dedicated but ITFC weren’t blessed with any talent at all at the very top of the Club Management.What he did was spot ,buy and trade on at excellent profit some really good individual talent . Moore was in that number and it’ll be excellent to see him now ,under KM being redirected and properly served as a Centre Forward by an energised , tremendously fit and disciplined group .
MA and KM will have been working so very hard to recruit in this window ; options just don’t always fall in your lap .but we can be assured KM will have no excuse to fail with us !
Well done everyone - and let’s not forget our owners !

chepstowblue added 14:27 - Feb 1
I was at his debut for us in 2017, and it seemed that all he needed was a squeaky red nose and we'd have our very own clown. Thankfully he's much improved since those days and has developed into a terrific target man with decent quality on the deck. But I want us to play to his strengths, use the element of surprise , and put a few high balls into the box. We've become formulaic over the last month. This gives us a nice option to vary things.

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