After Wood's double the Seagulls battled back to force their third successive draw with substitute Kazenga LuaLua hitting a superb 61st-minute strike before David Lopez's penalty two minutes from time.
Poyet has made no secret of his desire to spend big in January on a goalscorer he believes could clinch a place in the top six of the Championship.
Wood, who is on loan with Millwall from West Brom, now boasts 10 goals this term and had a spell at Brighton a couple of seasons ago.
Poyet said: "He is the kind of player we would like to bring in.
"He's only 21 and I feel he will be a top, top player. When he was with us on loan he was a baby but now he is maturing. He's a man now.
"He's clinical and brave and we have played a part in helping him on his way."
Poyet felt his decision to bring on LuaLua six minutes before half-time was critical in eventually taking something from the game.
He added: "For the first time as a manager I made a substitution in the first half, and it was a proper fightback.
"There was desire, character and belief. It was one way and a great football comeback. We've seen a massive change in Kazenga. He is totally different now and is training well and desperate to play."
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