Sheffield United view former Barnsley, Cardiff City and Rotherham United man as 'key part' of promotion tilt

Sheffield United have reportedly identified former Barnsley and Rotherham United forward Kieffer Moore as a potentially key part of their promotion tilt.

The Blades are targeting an immediate return to the Premier League after suffering relegation in humiliating fashion last season. A rebuild has started under Chris Wilder, although progress on the transfer front has not been swift with the takeover process ongoing.

Sheffield United have, however, been strongly linked with AFC Bournemouth’s Moore. He is believed to be surplus to requirements at the Vitality Stadium and has been reported as a target for the Blades.

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The 31-year-old ended last season on loan at Ipswich Town and helped fire the Tractor Boys to the top flight. According to The Star, Sheffield United view Moore as someone who can have a similar impact at Bramall Lane.

Kieffer Moore ended last season on loan at Ipswich Town. Image: George Wood/Getty ImagesKieffer Moore ended last season on loan at Ipswich Town. Image: George Wood/Getty Images
Kieffer Moore ended last season on loan at Ipswich Town. Image: George Wood/Getty Images

Landing Moore would arguably be a significant coup considering his record in front of goal in the Championship. He has plied his trade in South Yorkshire before, representing both Rotherham and Barnsley. Another of his former clubs, Cardiff, have also been credited with interest in the Wales international.

Sheffield United recently made their first signing of the summer window, luring versatile midfielder Jamie Shackleton from Leeds United. The Blades are reportedly closing in on the capture of former Norwich City defender Sam McCallum, while they are also said to have their eye on free agent Callum O’Hare.

Moore is thought to have been on Sheffield United’s radar last summer but he remained at Bournemouth beyond the summer deadline. Paul Heckingbottom reportedly had to use his final domestic loan slot on Luke Thomas due to a spate of injuries in defence.

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