Barnsley want £7 million for Cauley Woodrow, with the Daily Mirror reporting (9/1; page 56) that Nottingham Forest and Bristol City have joined Leeds United in the race for his signature.
Woodrow has attracted attention after a superb first-half of the season at Oakwell. The 25-year-old has scored nine goals in 22 Championship appearances for the Tykes.
The Daily Mirror (9/1; page 56) reports that three second tier rivals want the former Fulham man. Marcelo Bielsa is keen to bring the forward to Elland Road, while Forest and the Robins are also interested.
The report notes that Barnsley want £7 million for Woodrow. But it remains to be seen whether any of his admirers are willing to go near his reported asking price.
TBR View – Barnsley’s stance not surprising, but interested clubs should walk away
Woodrow does boast a very good return so far this season. And with Barnsley in the relegation zone, it is no surprise that the Tykes want an eye-watering fee for the striker.
And it is arguably a demand that should tempt the likes of Leeds and Forest to focus their attention elsewhere.
Woodrow is a good player. And it would make sense for any interested club to try and negotiate in the hope that they can agree a lower fee.
But if Barnsley are prepared to stand their ground, then Bielsa and Sabri Lamouchi should arguably look at other names on their wishlists as they target adding another goalscorer to their ranks.