January signing Kieffer Moore has set sights on playing Premier League football for Bournemouth next season. Moore moved to Bournemouth from Cardiff City on deadline day for a reported fee of £5million. He was one of the five players that Bournemouth unveiled on the deadline day.
The Welsh international was a key figure in the Cardiff City squad and contributed with five goals and three assists in 22 league appearances this season. He will be competing for first team football with Cherrie’s top scorer Dominic Solanke.
The 29-year-old will provide something different up front for Bournemouth. He will make for a good plan B coming off the bench.
Here is what Moore said while talking to BBC Radio Solent
I have made it clear that I want to play in the Premier League. I saw this as an amazing opportunity.
The position the lads, the staff and the manager have put themselves in is great and I am going to come and try to help the lads get over the line for promotion.
It’s not going to be ideal [if I am not playing regularly] but who knows what can happen over the course of the next three, four months,
I am a very fit person. I do a lot of extras in the gym, so I am never not in a position to play.
Moore came under scrutiny by former manager Steve Morison who stated that Moore forced a move away from Cardiff City. Morison also questioned the striker’s form so far this season.
The striker moved to Cardiff City back in August of 2020. He featured in 66 games for them, scoring 25 goals and setting up 6.
Will Moore play in the Premier League next season with Bournemouth?
Bournemouth are one of the fancied by many to earn a promotion to the Premier League next season. The Cherries are currently 3rd on the table with 52 points, one point below Blackburn Rovers and the automatic promotion place. But they also hold two games in hand over the Rovers.
Scott Parker has managed to steady the ship a little after their blip in form at the end of last year. They have won three of their last five games and have the joint best defensive record in the league conceding just 24 goals.
Bournemouth had an excellent January transfer season. They brought in seven players last month. Five of these player were announced on a busy deadline day by the Cherries. These new additions to the squad could really bolster their chances of playing in the Premier League next season.
If some of these players make an instant impact, it will be difficult to keep Bournemouth out of the top 2. They will also be the favourites to win promotion even if they have to go through the knock-offs.
Bournemouth just need to find the consistency they had in the first 16 game weeks. They cannot afford to drop silly points as the likes of QPR who are just one point below them, will be ready to pounce.
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