'Depressing', 'Shame' - Rangers fans gutted after attacker deal confirmed with SPL club
Motherwell have agreed a deal with Preston North End to sell prolific attacker Louis Moult to the Lilywhites in January – and Rangers fans aren’t happy with the club for letting him slip through their fingers.
The Scottish Sun has reported that the Ibrox side were interested in bringing the Englishman to Ibrox in the summer when his Fir Park contract expired but have been gazumped by Alex Neil’s Championship side who have coughed up an undisclosed fee to land the striker in January.
Preston confirmed the news of their deal with SPL side Motherwell on their official Twitter account on Thursday.
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) December 14, 2017
The Motherwell striker has hit the net 14 times this season and has been the Fir Park side’s talisman in recent years.
Rangers fans are unhappy that the Ibrox giants missed out and felt the striker would have made a perfect foil for Colombian Alfredo Morelos.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
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Louis Moult to PNE, really thought he’d end up at rangers 🙁
— Lewis Marinelli (@_WATP) December 14, 2017
Canny believe weve missed out on signing louis moult
— Graeme Perry (@Graemeperry72) December 14, 2017
Rangers really missed a trick with moult.. exactly what we need.. should have been signed in the summer
— Ryan Harvie (@rharv89) December 14, 2017
Moult off to PNE then thought we would have went for him. I still think we should try and sign walker and McLean next month would be 2 very good signings and we could be doing with more cover in our squad.
— Stevie (@StevieMcm93) December 14, 2017
— Mega Mike (@TheRealMegaMike) December 14, 2017
Moult away to Preston is depressing , I thought he would have been excellent partner for Morelos, sleeping again RFC.
— Chic Allan (@chic_allan) December 14, 2017
Yea get them off the wage bill… bring in
Just a shame we missed out on moult
— buckybluebollocks (@aaronbuchanan17) December 14, 2017
Moult scored against the Gers in the recent Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell and has been a thorn in the side of the Ibrox giants on a number of occassions previously since joining the Steelmen in 2015.
The 25-year-old has scored 50 times in 98 appearances for Stephen Robinson’s side since moving north from Nuneaton Town.
Rangers have Josh Windass, Alfredo Morelos, Eduardo Herrera and Kenny Miller available as strikers although Miller faces a spell on the sidelies after pulling up with a hamstring injury in the win over Hibs on Wednesday night.