If there’s one thing Fulham have been desperate for this season, it’s a striker.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Josh Maja have just six Premier League goals between them, and if Fulham had a backup option who could put the ball in the net more regularly, they’d probably be in a much stronger position.
Unfortunately, the Whites had such a player once upon a time, but they let him go for just £1m.
Of course, we’re talking about Cauley Woodrow.
Now, we’re not going to say that Woodrow is a better striker that Mitrovic, that would be completely and utterly preposterous, but he surely could have added something to this Fulham side.
He’s got 11 goals and 5 assists in the Championship this term, following up a campaign where he netted 14 for the Tykes.
The striker position has been a problem for Scott Parker all season, and while Mitrovic’s misfortune has been a nightmare, it wouldn’t have been as important if Fulham still had a player like Woodrow in the squad.
Unfortunately, Fulham didn’t have a natural Mitrovic replacement until January when they signed Josh Maja from Bordeaux, and that meant Scott Parker had to get creative, playing the likes of Ivan Cavaleiro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek up top, and we all know how that’s turned out.
Sadly, Fulham made a mistake in letting Woodrow go, not only could he have been an asset right now, but he’s surely worth a lot more than the measly £1m the Whites got for him.
Indeed, last January Barnsley valued him at £7m, and after another impressive season in the second tier, his value will surely have only increased since then.