Championship outfit Burton Albion are reportedly looking to bring in Fulham loanee Cauley Woodrow on a permanent basis for next season, according to The Sun’s sport pages.
The 22-year-old striker was seen as one of the Football League’s hottest prospects when he joined The Whites from Luton Town in 2011, but his development hasn’t gone to plan since arriving at Craven Cottage.
8 goals in 54 appearances for Fulham has been a disappointing turnout for the youngster, who was seen as possibly the next big striker at Fulham since Clint Dempsey left the London club in 2012.
A loan spell at Southend United, then in League 2, was similarly disappointing. In 19 games Woodrow netted just 2 times, and struck fears about his development.
However, since joining Championship new boys Burton Albion on loan in January he has rejuvenated his career. 3 goals in 8 games doesn’t sound amazing, but his goals have lifted the Brewers away from the relegation zone into 18th place and sparked a 6 game unbeaten run.
Woodrow’s goal earned The Brewers a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and a 94th minute debut goal saw them beat relegation strugglers Wolves 2-1.
His excellent form has Burton thinking about his future at the club beyond the summer. With a club record £750,000 fee reportedly on the table, Fulham may be willing to let the former England youth international leave the club permanently.
With Fulham on the cusp of the Play-Off places, it’s unlikely Woodrow will be able to compete with the likes of Chris Martin and Sone Aluko for a starting spot should he return, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him depart Craven Cottage.