Sheffield United Expected To Miss Out On 43-Cap International

Sheffield United are expected to miss out on AFC Bournemouth’s Kieffer Moore, with Hull Live reporting that Hull City are closing in on a deal for the striker.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Moore’s future this summer, as he is seemingly out of favour at the Vitality Stadium. Cherries boss Andoni Iraola would let the big striker spend the second half of last season out on loan which somewhat signifies his future at the club.

The Welshman would end up joining promotion-chasers Ipswich Town in January and would have a productive time with the Tractor Boys. Appearing 18 times for the East Anglian outfit, Moore would notch seven goals in 18 appearances, 14 of those being starts. He’d also provide an assist during that time, but offered far more than just goal contributions to the club.

Vastly experienced, with over 300 senior appearances to his name, Moore was also brought to Portman Road to help the rest of the side really battle in their promotion fight. Having previously gained promotion with Bournemouth, the striker knew what it took and his addition was certainly a welcomed one.

Ipswich would end up clinching a second-placed finish and in turn gaining automatic promotion to the top flight, just a season after their promotion from League One. Despite his efforts, it seems as if the 31-year-old will not be signing permanently, instead dropping back to the Championship.

Despite The Star revealing that Sheffield United had identified Moore as a key target, it looks as if they are set to miss out on the experienced striker. Instead, Moore is expected to be joining Hull, with Hull Live reporting that the Tigers are on the cusp of signing the Welshman, who has 43 caps for his country.

Under contract at Bournemouth until next summer, a fee will therefore be needed. However his addition is a potential huge one for Hull and as shown last season, Moore is still an excellent option at the level. It is somewhat of a blow for Sheffield United, especially as they come to grips with playing in the Championship again.

Nonetheless, they still have time to bolster their squad, which is something that is needed given their performances in the top flight.

Writer’s View

More than proven in the Championship, if Hull do sign Moore then it is quite frankly an excellent acquisition. He could be the player to take them to the next level and although he has been described as just a pure number nine at points, he can also offer his services in the build up.

It’s a slight worry for the Blades, who are set to miss out on another transfer target to a Championship rival. There is some cause for concern at the minute with the lack of signings and teams around them strengthening. There is however still over a month-and-a-half left of the window, so there is still plenty of time to rectify current issues.

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