Barnsley have agreed a deal to sign Ipswich Town’s Kieffer Moore according to a report from the Daily Mail.
The 25-year-old striker was unwanted by Ipswich at the start of the season and was loaned out to Rotherham to make sure he got some first team football. He ended up becoming one of the best players in Sky Bet League One and would end up scoring 13 goals for the promotion chasing side. This form however was noted by his parent club who saw a chance to sell the striker on for a much bigger fee than they would have expected at the start of the season.
And so Moore was then the subject of interest from plenty of Rotherham’s rivals in League One with the likes of Bradford City, Charlton Athletic, Peterborough United and Scunthorpe United all looking to sign the lanky striker. But it would end up being Rotherham’s South Yorkshire rivals who would wrap up the deal to sign Moore. The Tykes were willing to pay £750K to get the deal done and Moore jumped at the chance to once again play in the Championship.
For Ipswich, this represents a brilliant business move. While Moore never performed as they wanted at Ipswich, they have managed to shift him on for a massive profit. They signed him for just £10K a year ago and now they are selling him on for a fee of £750K. So while Moore may not have been the best football transfer for them, it was a great move for their finances.