In Focus: Louis Moult could be the goalscorer Rangers need

As reported in an exclusive by The Scottish Sun, Rangers are ready to make an audacious triple move for talent they hope can close the gap on Celtic next season.

What’s the story?

It’s no secret that Rangers not only need a proven goalscorer next season but also defensive reinforcements and it seems that Pedro Caixinha may have identified the talent he needs.

The Scottish Sun reckon the Light Blues are interested in the Motherwell duo of Louis Moult and Ben Heneghan, while also eyeing up a move for former Ibrox star Steven Whittaker.

The paper say a ‘substantial’ six-figure sum would be required to land the ‘Well pair. Steven Whittaker would be available on a free with his contract at Norwich City due to expire shortly.

Is this the kind of talent Rangers need to progress?

What they need?

Louis Moult has proven himself to be a reliable Scottish Premiership goalscorer for Motherwell, scoring 35 goals in two seasons for the club since moving from Wrexham. The 24 year old was in fine form just this weekend, scoring against Hamilton to give the Steelmen a win that should see them safe from any threat of relegation. In a better team with more chances available to him, he’d likely provide the firepower Rangers are looking for.

Ben Heneghan has been ‘Well’s most reliable defender of late. Signing last summer, he’s gone on to make over 30 appearances for the club. The Englishman has a year left to run on his contract at Fir Park but Caixinha badly needs defensive reinforcements with the likes of Philippe Senderos and Clint Hill set to leave the club soon.

Steven Whittaker is of course a name well known to Rangers fans. Making over 200 appearances in a five year spell at the club, he’s proven he has the quality to be a success at Ibrox and even at the age of 34 would likely have plenty to offer. He has a wealth of experience and also the know-how to win trophies for Rangers, scoring eight major honours in his time at the Light Blues.