April 22, 2024

This Premier League striker is at the ‘top’ of Sunderland’s transfer wish list this month.

Sunderland has been in desperate need of strikers since their return to the Championship in 2022.

The Black Cats finished in the top six despite playing practically the whole season without a designated number nine.

Sunderland then brought in a couple strikers during the summer transfer window, but none have been able to make an impact this season.

Michael Beale is in need of a striker, and one who has lately been linked with the club is Bournemouth and Wales international Kieffer Moore, who former Cherries boss Scott Parker described as ‘difficult to play against’.

Alan Nixon has stated that the 31-year-old is currently at the ‘top’ of Sunderland’s want list.

Kieffer Moore is the most wanted man in Sunderland.

Moore had been connected to the Black Cats earlier this month.

He’s fallen out of favor at Bournemouth this season, appearing in just seven Premier League games and scoring one goal.

However, the 40-cap Welsh international has Championship experience, having scored 47 goals in 155 Championship matches, including 20 for Cardiff City this season.

He does not appear to match the new Sunderland signing mold. But he has pedigree, and Nixon disclosed Sunderland’s position on the Bournemouth player on X:

 

With the signing of Moore, the Black Cats must break the mold.

Sunderland deserve a lot of respect not only for having a clear vision for the future and a clear plan for reaching that vision, but also for being harsh in their methods.

 

Kieffer Moore: Wales boss Robert Page says striker had to be protected  after 'relentless' Championship season | Football News | Sky Sports

 

For many, sacking Tony Mowbray was premature, but it provided Sunderland the opportunity to bring in a new manager who could take over a team that was still in good shape.

It remains to be seen whether Beale is the proper man for the job. Sunderland, on the other hand, appears to be on the verge of collapsing, and instead of acquiring a young striker from Europe this month, they could do themselves a big favor by signing Moore.

He’s experienced, has Championship experience, and is still young.

He possesses the qualities to play as a lone striker, which is exactly what Beale requires, and he may also serve as a fantastic mentor for some of Sunderland’s struggling forwards.

Finances may be difficult, and rival teams will undoubtedly be keeping an eye on the issue. But, if Sunderland can complete a deal for Moore, it might be a watershed moment for Beale and the Black Cats.

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