Former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has spoken about transfer interest in Kieffer Moore.
Wolves were linked with a deadline day swoop for the Wales international, who plays under McCarthy at Cardiff City.
The deal didn’t get done and McCarthy was asked about Moore ahead of his side’s clash with Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
As per Wales Online, he said: “I don’t know why they don’t (table big offers). Waiting until the final few hours of deadline day and they think it’s the way to do business? I don’t think it’s the way to do business.
“It makes everyone panic then. Everyone has a list. If that happens then we’ve got a list of 10 things that we might try, then other people have lists of things they might try. It just seems crazy to me.
“If you really want someone you go out and get them. If you really desire that player and he is going to make a difference, you go and get them early.”
“I was a bit surprised no one else came in for him. If someone really values you and you really want them you go and get them if they’ve got the money. But I’m glad no one did, it’s great we are keeping him.”
McCarthy has a point, and Wolves’ late interest in Moore was hardly going to make him feel that valued.
Wolves also didn’t seem to factor in that Cardiff would need to go and replace Moore with whatever time was left in the transfer window.
It seems not every Wolves fan was convinced he’d have been a good signing anyway, so maybe it’s for the best that Wolves didn’t get him.
It’s never a great look when another manager openly criticises your transfer strategy, and it will be interesting to see if Wolves go back in for Moore in January.
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