Barnsley have placed a £7 million bounty on the head of Nottingham Forest and Leeds United target Cauley Woodrow, according to The Daily Mirror (January 9th; page 56).
The Tykes are set to receive interest in their talismanic striker this month but are set to remain defiant over their valuation.
Woodrow has contributed nine goals and registered one assist to the struggling Championship outfit this season.
The 25-year-old signed a permanent deal at Oakwell in 2018 and has been a frequent goalscorer for the South Yorkshiremen.
Forest and Leeds are considered interested parties for Woodrow’s signature, although the substantial price could put both off.
Woodrow played against Forest back in September when a Ben Watson goal gave the Reds a 1-0 victory over the Tykes.
Forest are after a striker during the transfer window. Lewis Grabban is currently the only senior talisman in Sabri Lamouchi’s ranks.
Nottingham Forest News View – Forest should turn their attentions elsewhere
At this time of the year, lots of rumours are made. Of course, not all of them are true. This could be a prime example of exactly that.
Woodrow has scored goals in a struggling side and you can’t knock him for that. Given some of the names linked with Forest though, you’d expect them to be aiming for a bigger name.
At £7 million, Woodrow doesn’t really represent great value for money. In 98 Championship appearances, he has netted 23 goals and claimed five assists.
The lively frontman was seen as a future star when he was coming through the ranks at Fulham. He earned nine caps for the England under-21s and looked set to shine.
Having lost his way somewhat, Woodrow has rediscovered some promise but £7 million just doesn’t seem like great business from a Forest perspective.