‘I don’t know what a bonkers bid is for Kieffer’: Warne expects Moore bidding war
PUBLISHED: 10:37 22 November 2017
Rotherham manager Paul Warne is expecting a January bidding war for Ipswich loanee Kieffer Moore.
Responding to Mick McCarthy’s suggestion it would take a ‘bonkers offer’ to prise Moore away from Ipswich full-time in January, Warne insisted he and Rotherham chairman Tony Stewart have yet to make a bid for their in-form loanee and is unsure of the Blues’ valuation of the striker.
Warne also expects serious competition from a number of clubs for the League One leading scorer’s signature.
“I don’t know what a bonkers bid is for Kieffer,” Warne told The Star. “I don’t know if a bonkers bid is £200,000, £500,000. I just don’t know.
“I haven’t had that conversation with the chairman (Tony Stewart) to see how far he wants to go. I presume there will be a few bidding and it will be open.
“It’s hard to translate what bonkers means in figures, but I would like to think we will try to keep him.
“Obviously we would like to bid and keep him here, but not if it goes unrealistic. If a club come in and bid over a million pounds, then I can’t imagine us being involved. But then again we might be.”
Moore has 13 goals so far this season, but missed a penalty in Rotherham’s 2-1 defeat by Shrewsbury on Saturday.