The report claims that Killie will listen to offers for their only senior striker at the club and the Bluebirds are weighing up a £1 million bid. Neil Warnock’s side have just sold forward Kenneth Zohore to West Brom.
Brophy scored 12 goals in 33 games last season. His former boss Steve Clarke rewarded him for a good season, by calling him up to play for Scotland in their 2-1 win over Cyprus last month.
At the time of writing ‘The Wolf’ has played 67 games and scored 21 goals for the Ayrshire club during a five year stint. Is now the time to move on from Killie?
Cardiff sort of makes sense for Brophy, not so much for Kilmarnock
This would be a big move no doubt for the 23-year-old, one he’d find hard to turn down. City will look to bounce straight back up to the Premier League after last season’s relegation. The pathway to the top tier of English football may be a tantalising one for the Killie hitman.
Plus, with a vacancy in the striker department just opened up, you’d like to think he would get some playing time too, on a much healthier pay packet.
Kilmarnock won’t want to lose him. They could probably get more than a million for him in this market. £2 million is probably what Brophy’s worth in this day and age, although a seven figure sum has to be considered by the club.
If they want to keep him, they need to find him a partner. Brophy does not play well as a lone targetman. His last few games for his country and Killie proved that.
He enjoyed his best spell in football with Greg Stewart alongside him for the first half of 2018/19. Eight of his 12 goals last season were scored during a period where the Rangers forward was at the club.
He’s not built to be a number nine. He’s built to play off another forward, feeding on the scraps a support striker leaves for him. If Cardiff want to sign him, they have to play him alongside someone.
Should they be able to accommodate that request then a move to Wales makes sense. Angelo Alessio isn’t getting the best out of him right now. A move for Brophy would make sense both from a football and financial point of view.
With just youth striker Innes Cameron in the forward department though alongside the new number nine, Killie will be desperate to hold onto Brophy.