Kenneth Zohore's barren Cardiff City run shows he's not ready for Everton

Kenneth Zohore of Cardiff City scores his teams second during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Cardiff City at Griffin Park on December 26, 2016 in Brentford, England.

Cardiff City striker Kenneth Zohore may be a great signing for a club like Everton one day - but he needs to prove himself first.

Cardiff striker Kenneth Zohore (c) gets in a shot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest  at Cardiff City Stadium on April 17, 2017 in Cardiff,...

Cardiff City were determined not to lose talismanic striker Kenneth Zohore in the summer window so you can forgive manager Neil Warnock for putting a frankly obscene price-tag on the Danish forward’s head.

The veteran gaffer told the BBC that it would take a bid of £30 million to take Zohore from South Wales after Brighton and Hove Albion had an enquiry turned down.

Therefore, with the 23-year-old’s agent, Darren Powell, confirming to BT that ‘there was strong interest from Everton’, you wonder whether it was the price-tag that prevented The Toffees from doing a deal.

Kenneth Zohore of Cardiff City scores his teams second during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Cardiff City at Griffin Park on December 26, 2016 in Brentford, England.

After all, £30 million is a simply insane sum of money for a player who has never played in the top division of English football. Zohore joined Cardiff on loan from Swedish side IFK Goteborg in January 2016 before making the deal permanent the following summer.

Give him time

And although a tally of 12 goals in 30 games is promising, it is hardly worthy of a bid that would make Zohore the most expensive sale in the history of the Championship.

Furthermore, when you consider that Zohore hasn’t exactly started the new season on fire, few Everton supporters will be asking why the club did not meet Cardiff’s demands despite The Toffees’ lack of a natural centre-forward holding them back.

Czech Republic's defender Daniel Holzer (L) and Denmark's forward Kenneth Zohore vie for the ball during the UEFA U-21 European Championship Group C football match Czech Republic v Denmark...

Since scoring in the opening day victory over Burton Albion, Zohore has failed to find the back of the net in six league starts. And this is despite Cardiff sitting second in the table, winning five of their first seven games.

Clearly, Zohore needs another season to prove himself before Everton should consider paying such a fee.

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