Kieffer Moore is destined for the Premier League next season because Cardiff City will receive offers they simply cannot refuse after Euro 2020, according to the player's former manager Paul Warne.

Moore's stock has risen astronomically in recent years and has undoubtedly now hit its highest point.

After a number of seasons trying to carve his own path in the Football League, he found success up at Rotherham on loan, before continuing that rich vein of form at Barnsley, Wigan and, of course, at Cardiff City last season.

Moore banged in 20 goals for his club last term and started his Euro 2020 campaign with a trademark bullet header to earn Rob Page's side an invaluable point against the Swiss last weekend.

Cardiff are, of course, braced for interest from clubs in the Premier League. The 28-year-old looked every bit a top-tier striker last season and given he now has the platform to showcase his talent on the biggest stage, the net of potential suitors has been cast far wider.

As things stand there appear to be no concrete offer on the table for Moore, but Warne, who took him on loan at Rotherham back in the 2017/18 season, believes it is only a matter of time before that happens.

Indeed Warne believes that Moore could fulfil a similar role to Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke, a man who just five years ago commanded a £32million transfer to Liverpool.

“Kieffer is way past that line of proving people wrong now, he has done the whole circle," Warne told the Yorkshire Post.

“I have had probably six or seven managers phone me about him in the last few years saying: ‘Do you think he can do it again?’

“And I do and I honestly think he will go after this summer to the Premier League. Because you cannot tell me that he cannot do what (Christian) Benteke does for Crystal Palace in my opinion.

“I could imagine they (Cardiff) might get the odd offer or two which is too hard to turn down.”

While Moore's prowess on the pitch has been clear for all to see in recent seasons, Warne also talked up the player's presence and character within a squad environment.

A seemingly softly-spoken giant, Warne has branded the player a true leader.

“Kieffer was one who broke the mould," the Rotherham boss added. "His work ethic was brilliant, he wanted to improve and his attitude was spot on and had no arrogance in any way and did not have any sense of entitlement, which is quite unique with modern-day footballers.

“What struck me about Kieffer was that he was a really intelligent, clean-spoken, confident kid.

“He has a physical presence, but when he speaks, people listen. He is a leader on the pitch."

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While Wales clearly have threats all over the pitch - Gareth Bale, Dan James and Aaron Ramsey chief among them - Moore's contribution will be vital to the country's chances this summer.

Page named Moore to start up top against Switzerland, following fears that he was going to omit him in favour of a 'false 9', and the Bluebirds star delivered.

In fact, he showed true courage to recover from a knock to the head, which required a Terry Butcher-style head bandage, early on in the piece to glance home the equaliser and earn Wales an invaluable point on that opening weekend.

And Warne knows from personal experience just how stoic the Wales frontman can really be.

“He is so brave," he added. "He scored no end of near-post headers for Barnsley from corners. Anyone who has played football at a decent level knows that if you attack that near post, you are expecting a keeper to punch you in the face and I also think what he doesn’t get credit for is the fact that he has really good feet. He is not just a simple target man."