6ft 6’ striker becomes first January signing!
Barnsley Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of 25-year-old Kieffer Moore on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee from Ipswich Town. The prolific striker joins the Club having scored 13 goals with five assists in the 2017/18 campaign whilst on-loan with South Yorkshire rivals, Rotherham United.
Interest was exceedingly high in the forward, but the Reds have moved quickly and agreed terms with Moore which will see him become a Reds player until 2021.
Beginning his career in non-league with Truro City, Moore has seen his goalscoring record elevate him up the divisions and attract the attention of many scouts, both in England and on the continent.
The powerful and energetic frontman can boast a range of skills to his game, as he uses his lofty height to his advantage, winning multiple headers and finding the back of the net from crosses into the box. His ability to score different types of goals, whether that be from inside or outside the box, has shown he is more than a match for any defence.
Offering a different type of option to Paul Heckingbottom’s front line, Moore has notched up 21 Sky Bet Football League goals - 13 of which came this season - with a further 32 National League goals to his tally including a loan spell with Torquay United during the 2016/17 campaign where he netted five in just four games.
Like many of his new teammates, Moore has gained international recognition after being called up to the England C side in 2016 and representing his country.
Following the first addition to his side in the January transfer window, a delighted Paul Heckingbottom spoke to barnsleyfc.co.uk:
He said: “Kieffer is an excellent addition to the side and we’re really pleased to bring him here. It’s a deal that the Club has worked hard on and got done quickly, so I’m delighted with that. He’s a player in top form and will bring something different to improve the side. We were after a player of his qualities, who can offer something different and improve the starting eleven. His height will trouble defenders and cause problems, but as a player he’s got much more in his locker and will score different types of goals. Kieffer has already been in the local area and knows South Yorkshire now, so I expect him to settle quickly and work hard to get into our team.”
Fans will be able to see an exclusive interview with their new number #19 on iFollow Barnsley from Tuesday afternoon.