Thursday, 14 December 2017

Rangers lose out on big January target - confirmed



It has been confirmed today that January target Louis Moult will join Preston North-End in a £500,000 deal.

Alex Neil seized the chance to take Rangers’ big January interest and has paid up, leaving Rangers to lose out on yet another quality player fans were eager to see arrive in Govan.

Moult has been one of the stand out SPL performers of the past two seasons, and had been viewed as a natural successor to Kenny Miller, but Neil has stolen a march on Rangers (and Celtic) by snapping up the striker, leaving Rangers back at square one to supplement a stuttering attack.

Moult had been linked to Govan ever since ex-manager Pedro Caixinha was pictured scouting him at Hampden earlier this year, and with the Englishman’s record, and competence in the SPL, the notion of his capture was a high priority.

But sadly Preston have got in there first and Moult will move back down south, and depressingly Rangers were unable to compete with even a half a million package.

Rangers’ striker options are Alfredo Morelos and that appears to be it. Kenny Miller will be out for some time with a hamstring, Eduardo Herrera has been dreadful and will leave in January, and the only other options are the inconsistent Josh Windass and the unfancied Ryan Hardie.

Moult would have been a solid addition to this, but sadly it is not to be.

Questions are already being asked of Director of Football Mark Allen and his role in this, and one has to wonder exactly what the point of bringing him in was.

9 comments:

  1. This I fear is going to be a common problem when we don’t have a permanent manager in place. How many players would risk their future and career signing for a team with a caretaker manager in place, especially when he has had no input on signing the player.

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  2. The point of mark allen ? seems to me there isnt one total farce yet again our team i just hope santa comes to the rescue as i cant see anybody else doing anything !!!!

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  3. got to agree moult was proven in scotland looks like board are stuborn bunch not listening to fans lucky murty was here they will probablly sign a foreign manager to piss us off.

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  4. Maybe they just don't fancy him mate

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  5. so he is going to Preston? Not much ambition there. Waghorn, Garner , Dodo? All championship strikers. We need better.

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  6. Alarm bells are starting to ring. Knocked back by DM & canny get a player from motherwell because he costs 500k.
    It's not looking good under Dave king

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  7. So disappointed in Rangers Mark Allen not even appearing to have any interest in Louis Moult. Have been patiently waiting for an approach to be made for him in January window. What a great player we are missing out on. I am so much losing confidence in our board. Progressive ?

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  8. Moult would have easily Knocked in 20-25 goals a Season for Us.
    Young Enough to get A Wee Bit of Money for Him if He played Well
    Cheap as Chips! ....what a Miss by Mark Allan!

    #SendAllanBackToCity
    #Uselss
    #OnlySignedNemane

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  9. It’s not a case of just 1/2 million package IN even you should know that eh... What Preston have given him is 5 x more than what Rangers could afford in wages no doubt at least... Alves is getting it Mark Allen is getting it the Board is getting it... Are you happy with anything?? Mark Allen and scouting system will probs take about another 2-3 seasons before we really starting reaping the rewards on & off the park...It’s all doom & gloom on here 👋🏻

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