Reported Wolverhampton Wanderers transfer target Kieffer Moore scored a crucial goal for Wales in their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win against Estonia.
The Wanderers became linked with a move for the Wales international towards the end of the last transfer window.
It was claimed on deadline day that Wolves made a late swoop for the 29-year-old. That was something Mick McCarthy didn’t take too kindly too.
However, The Birmingham Mail reported in September that Moore would be keen on a move to Wolves.
A January bid cannot be ruled out.
Moore shines for Wales
Another Wolves target Aaron Ramsey was involved in Moore’s scrappy goal against Estonia.
Following a Wales corner, the Juventus man sent a header goal wards which resulted in Moore tricking the ball over the line with the feintest of touches of his studs from a couple of yards out.
Later in the first half, Moore nearly scored a nonchalant back-heeled finish following a Dan James cross, but his effort was saved by the Estonia goalkeeper.
Moore had the joint most shots (3) and completed dribbles in the game (2) and the striker physically imposed himself on the Estonia side.
The Cardiff striker won a whopping 11 aerial duels during the game, three more than any other player on the pitch (WhoScored).
Do Wolves need Moore?
With Hee-Chan Hwang and Raul Jimenez having the makings of forming a devastating partnership, Moore would only be probably brought in as an impact substitute.
But Lage still has the likes of Fabio Silva, Adama Traore, Daniel Podence, Trincao and the returning Pedro Neto to play across the frontline.
However, Moore would add something different to this Wolves side.
He is big and powerful, and he brings people into the game with his hold-up play.
His qualities don’t really marry up with how Lage wants his teams to play football, but he would be a very good plan B when required.
With the likes of Marcal and Nelson Semedo whipping crosses into the box, Moore is a handful for defences to contain.
A January bid for Moore, who hasn’t scored for Cardiff since the second Championship game of the season, is unlikely to come to fruition but his addition would give Wolves another way of hurting teams.