Kieffer Moore: Leaving Ipswich Town ‘wasn’t an easy decision’

Kieffer Moore (right) has completed a £750k switch from Ipswich Town to Barnsley. Photo: Barnsley FC

Kieffer Moore (right) has completed a £750k switch from Ipswich Town to Barnsley. Photo: Barnsley FC - Credit: Archant

Kieffer Moore has taken to Twitter to thank Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor after leaving Portman Road for Barnsley.

The 25-year-old striker scored 13 goals on loan for Rotherham in the first half of the season to leave him a wanted man, and last night signed for Barnsley for £750,000.

It ends a bidding war which had seen Rotherham, Peterborough and Bradford make bids for the 6ft 5ins frontman – whom Town signed for just £20,000 from Forest Green Rovers last year – while Charlton and Scunthorpe also made enquiries.

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On Twitter, Moore said: “Departing Ipswich Town wasn’t an easy decision after Mick & TC gave me the opportunity to step back into the Championship after taking me out of non-league football, but I felt it was time for a clean slate and now I can’t wait to get started with all the lads.”

The move completes a remarkable two-year rise for Moore. After suffering successive relegations with Yeovil from the Championship to League Two, Moore had a brief spell playing for Viking in Norway before joining National League side Forest Green Rovers in January 2016.

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He wasn’t a regular during his year at the big-budget non-league outfit and was sent out on loan to hometown club Torquay United, before Ipswich, surprisingly, signed him for £20k in January 2017.

Moore made 11 substitute appearances for a struggling Blues side during the second half of last season before being sent out on loan to The New York Stadium.

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