Neil Warnock has insisted Kenneth Zohore will not be sold during the summer, as the striker needs him, as much as he needs the striker, reports Wales Online.
Zohore has been influential in helping Cardiff climb the Sky Bet Championship table this season, moving away from a relegation battle, to top-half contenders.
The striker joined the Bluebirds on a permanent transfer last summer, signing from KV Kortrijk.
Despite struggling during the first-half of the campaign, Zohore has flourished under Warnock recently, finding the net on six occasions in Cardiff’s last six games, taking his tally to eight for the season.
Warnock is convinced there will be interest in the striker during the summer transfer window, but believes he is the manager that will bring the best out of Zohore.
The 68-year old also feels if Cardiff are to achieve promotion next season, which Warnock has confirmed is his target, Zohore will be key to their success and he should not be sold.
Warnock insists it would take an astronomical bid for Zohore to leave the club this summer, he told Wales Online: “All clubs will look at strikers – but we won’t be selling him.
“If I’m to have any chance next season, he won’t be going anywhere.
“You can never say never, if someone came in £20m you can’t say no and I’d even sell Sol Bamba for that who has been just as important.
“He’s got a lease of life that might not have been possible a few months ago and I think he understands my contribution to that. He needs me as much as I need him at the minute.”
Cardiff currently sit 13th in the Championship table, and owe gratitude to Warnock, who has helped them avoid a relegation fight this season.
Next up for Warnock’s side is a clash with Birmingham City, who have slipped down the table since Gianfranco Zola’s appointment as manager.
The Blues have won just twice in their last 17 fixtures, and have suffered back-to-back defeats against Leeds United and Wigan Athletic.
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