Former Celtic midfielder Scott McDonald has admitted he was stunned that Rangers did not sign striker Louis Moult from Motherwell during the summer transfer window.
Moult, 25, has been in prolific goal scoring form for the Well this season and was even responsible for dumping the Light Blues out of the Scottish League Cup last month when he scored a brace against them at Hampden in what turned out to be Pedro Caixinha’s penultimate game in charge.
It was understood that Aberdeen had a bid turned down by Motherwell for Moult and McDonald has now claimed that Derek McInnes will be kicking himself for not doing more to prise the in-form striker away from Fir Park.
“I’m surprised the likes of Rangers didn’t go in for Louis, especially after he was linked with them,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“It has probably been more of a disappointment for Dons boss Derek McInnes because he put a bid in for him and Louis has gone on to cause serious damage to Aberdeen twice already.
“Derek will be scratching his head wondering why they didn’t put the extra money on the table to get him out of Well.
“But Louis has probably surpassed Aberdeen now and I see him moving on to bigger things in future.”
Moult has been in stunning form this season but unfortunately was on the losing side in the League Cup final on Sunday as McDonald’s former club Celtic won 2-0 thanks to goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele.
Stoke-born hit man Moult was unable to find the net, but he has still been the lethal goal machine behind what has been a good season so far for Motherwell.
Across all competitions, he has made 20 appearances and scored 14 goals in the process.
In other Rangers news, Scott Allan has made an honest admission about the abuse he gets from Gers fans.