Reports this morning claim prime January target Louis Moult has effectively turned down Rangers in preference of English side Preston North-End.
While Celtic were also said to be in for the forward, the claims are being made that the 25-year old would prefer a return to England than remaining in the SPL, switching to Alex Neil’s men with a reported wage increase of 10 times, which may even be beyond what Celtic would offer him.
It would be a big blow for Rangers to lose out on Moult, who many see as a natural successor to Kenny Miller, and his scoring endeavours this season have clearly caught Neil’s eye with a deal being lined up.
But the fact Moult would go to Preston over Ibrox (or indeed Parkhead) does kind of show the colour of money, and how the lure of England’s second division is a tonne stronger than any temptation of the SPL.
Rangers might be a much bigger club than Preston, but with what is on offer down south along with Rangers’ managerial shambles, Moult may prefer to return home.