According to Football Insider, Derby County have joined the likes of Queens Park Rangers and Millwall in the race to sign Wigan Athletic striker Kieffer Moore.

The 6ft 4inch target man is seemingly set to leave Wigan this summer.

The Latics suffered relegation to League One on the final day of the Championship campaign having received a 12-point deduction for going into administration.

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Moore, one of Wigan’s prized assets, has plenty of suitors.

Wigan Today claimed QPR saw a bid in the region of £2.5 million accepted, while the South London Press claim Gary Rowett’s Millwall have matched their offer.

But the latest team to reportedly join the race is Derby.

Should Derby County buy another forward this summer?

Phillip Cocu will be keen to strengthen his side this summer. The Rams finished in tenth spot after a testing campaign, briefly flirting with the playoffs late on.

A new forward could be a priority for Derby considering the situation.

 

Chris Martin’s contract has expired. Jack Marriott has suffered with fitness all season while leading scorer Martyn Waghorn, 30, now enters the final year of his own deal.

Derby may be looking to bring in a more long-term solution who can fit Phillip Cocu’s style of play at Pride Park. Moore, 27, could be that player.

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Moore is strong in the air, good at linking the play and works tirelessly. His former manager Phil Simkin was impressed with his quality and ambition, telling the Dorest Echo:

Kieffer is a very powerful centre-forward, good in the air and on the ground, and he is very ambitious. He’s a hell of a player and someone I’ve been looking at for some time now.

The striker notched nine times for Wigan this term after a 19-goal campaign at Barnsley.

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