West Brom are interested in signing Barnsley captain Cauley Woodrow in the January transfer window, according to a fresh transfer rumour.
The Lowdown: Woodrow impresses for Barnsley
The Baggies were held to a 0-0 draw on Friday as Valerien Ismael returned to Oakwell but failed to beat his former club.
One player who didn’t feature on the night was Woodrow, but the 27-year-old has been an important figure for the Tykes for some time.
The £7,400-per-week attacker has scored four times in the Championship this season – bettered only by Karlan Grant (nine) among West Brom’s squad – and he has found the net 53 times in 151 appearances for Barnsley, with 76 senior career goals to his name.
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The Latest: West Brom keen on Woodrow
According to The Athletic, the Baggies are looking into the possibility of signing Woodrow next month in order to aid their promotion push.
The 27-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023, so a fee would be required to bring him to The Hawthorns.
The Verdict: Strong potential addition
Woodrow could be an ideal man for Albion to bring in next month, with the Barnsley hero possessing lots of Championship experience, making 180 appearances in the division.
There has been too much dependence on Grant to provide goals for West Brom but Woodrow would ease that burden, giving Ismael another strong option in the final third.
At 27, he is also at a good age in terms of being both experienced and in his prime, so he wouldn’t merely be a quick fix either.
In other news, one player is reportedly a transfer target for West Brom. Find out who it is here.
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