Cardiff City were able to fend off bids from Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton to keep hold of star striker Kenneth Zohore according to comments made to Danish newspaper BT Sport by his agent Darryl Powell.

Over the last eighteen months, Zohore has been the perfect story as to why you should be patient with players even if they do make slow starts. In his initial loan spell with the Bluebirds he only scored two goals in 12 games, though that was enough to earn him a permanent move. But when he did make his stay in South Wales permanent, he soon became one of their star players. It was another slow start for him, he scored one goal in his first 13 games of the season, but once he got going he was unstoppable.

He would go on to score 11 goals for the rest of the season including some very impressive performances against the likes of Rotherham United and Ipswich Town. This marked him out as one of the top strikers in the division and was seen as a massive threat going into this season. As you’d expect, this led to interest from elsewhere.

And Zohore’s agent Darryl Powell has revealed that both Brighton and Everton did try to sign him, saying: “It would have been a record purchase for Brighton and a record sale for Cardiff,”

“There would also have been a record for the sale of a Danish player. It was a really, really honourable amount that was offered. And there was also strong interest from Everton,”

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