Louis Moult would give Rangers solid alternative striking option next season

As reported by The Daily Mail, Rangers are eyeing up a summer move for Preston North End striker Louis Moult after a disappointing initial spell at the English Championship outfit.

What’s the story?

Rangers were reported to be interested in making a move for the player before he decided to make the move back to England and it appears the striker is back on their radar.

The Daily Mail say Rangers are keeping tabs on the player’s situation at Preston given the 25-year-old is struggling to get game time in Alex Neil’s starting eleven.

Signing for a reported £450,000 in January, an exit from the club so soon after his arrival would be surprising but the paper reckon Moult would be open to a return to Scottish football if his situation remains the same.

A good signing?

In hindsight, the decision to sign Eduardo Herrera last summer and not Louis Moult looks like a very poor one. Were Pedro Caixinha not in charge, would the Light Blues have made their move for the ex-Motherwell striker?

Moult had an excellent spell at the Steelmen, this season alone scoring 14 goals in all competitions before moving South, including two against the Gers in a League Cup semi-final.

Overall he netted 50 times in 98 appearances for the club, also contributing 16 assists. That’s the kind of attacking performance that would go down a treat at Rangers and they should definitely take a look at his situation in the summer.