Preston North End’s match winner from the weekend, Louis Moult, has admitted that he was aware of Rangers’ rumoured interest in his signature last January.
Speaking to Simon Ferry on Open Goal, the ex-Motherwell player said: ‘it was a strange one because there were rumours here there and everywhere. I’m on social media and I read stuff and what have you.’
‘It was flattering really, a big club like that wanted me…I was buzzing, so I thinking lets see what happens. But nothing ever came of it’, he added.
As a result of the Rangers links petering out, Moult moved to Preston.
‘To be fair to Alex Neil, he was quite thorough, he sounded like he really wanted me. Spoke to him a number of times on the phone and he expressed how he was there at Hampden both times (the 2017 Scottish League Cup semi-final and final), watched me and showed a real interest in me’, the 26-year-old explained.
Moult has hit form recently
After struggling to make an impact initially, Moult has recently found his feet. His winner away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday was his sixth Championship goal since the move.
However, while he spoke glowingly of Rangers, he talks about Preston in a more pragmatic manner.
‘I think in this career you’ve got to try and earn as much money as you can…If i was single and on my own then I wouldn’t care about that. But, I need to feed my kids and pay the mortgage and that’s the life we live in.’
It’s hard to disagree with the forward, but it does reveal that money is his main driver at Preston.
Perhaps, he is suggesting, that if Rangers were to come forward with a strong offer in the future, they would be a hard club to turn down.