ROTHERHAM United have officially confirmed their interest in signing top scorer Kieffer Moore on a permanent basis.
And, says chairman Tony Stewart, the money from the sale of Danny Ward will be reinvested in the team.
They were two of the talking points from last night’s fans forum at the AESSEAL New York Stadium attended by the Millers board, manager Paul Warne and head of recruitment Jamie Johnson.
Moore has been a hit on loan from Ipswich, netting eight goals, and has become a central figure of Warne’s re-shaped side.
Chief operating officer Paul Douglas said: “We are in close contact with Ipswich and talk regularly. We have made clear to them our interest to sign Kieffer on a more permanent basis.”
Ward moved to Cardiff City last summer for a substantial seven-figure fee and with the club needing a replacement for the injured Jamie Proctor, funds may be needed to strengthen Warne’s arm in the January transfer window.
Mr Stewart said: “There is a price to pay to Huddersfield in a 50 per cent sell-on but the remaining money has gone into the budget to help the manager in the future.”
The Millers supremo also brought supporters up to date on his plans to redevelop the remains of the Grade II Listed Guest and Chrimes building.
As reported in the Advertiser earlier this year, he said it was intended to complete the stadium site with a trampoline centre and hotel.
No less than 14 meetings had been held with English Heritage over the last five years and from a shortlist of six leisure companies, one had been chosen to put time and resources into the project.
Mr Stewart added: “I am optimistic we can get to the situation where we can work with English Heritage to retain a lot of the existing building.
“Hopefully before Christmas you will be nicely surprised how far we are down the road with this project.”