Motherwell have finally agreed to sell top scorer Louis Moult, with Championship side Preston set to sign the striker for an undisclosed fee… and fans are heartbroken.
Moult moved to Fir Park from Wrexham in the summer of 2015 and has become a strong fan-favourite during his two years in Scotland.
However, the 25-year-old’s form in recent seasons has rightfully attracted interest from other clubs, with Moult bagging 50 goals in 98 appearances for the Steelmen.
While the Englishman has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury, Motherwell insist he remains available for selection prior to completing his move on January 1.
Not that this news is helping the club’s fans come to terms with losing their prize asset:
Good luck @louismoult need to go wipe the tears from my daughters face her hero is leaving , you will smash it down south ps come back and finish your career at fir park cheers
— Jamie mcilquham (@jamiemc1886) December 14, 2017
— The Well (@TheWell93828295) December 14, 2017
Aw naw the day has finally come,farewell @louismoult.been a class act from start to finish!!! All the best at Preston.?
— Ryan Brennan (@razaboombastic) December 14, 2017
@louismoult really sorry to see you leave thanks for all your goals and hard work. Look after your lovely family. Our loss is Prestons gain. Will keep following you ???
— Isabel Fotheringham (@IFotheringham) December 14, 2017
Gentleman, Class Act, motivated by the right things, for the right reasons. But let’s not forgot, what a footballer !!! All the best @louismoult it’s been a pleasure watching you turn out for the well for the last 2 n a bit seasons. Will never forget the semi final scenes ! #SIWY https://t.co/IixgFC4xew
— Scott Brazil (@scott_brazil) December 14, 2017
Wishing You @louismoult & @carlieswancott And The Girls All The Luck In The World On Your New Adventure, A Move You've Worked Your Ass Off To Achieve You've Made Your Family Proud ❤ https://t.co/GW4rlt9BJG
— Nik ?? (@NicolaGeorgex) December 14, 2017
Thanks for the Wonderful Memories @louismoult Wishing you & your Family health & happiness, if at anytime it doesn't work out you know your Welcome backed with open arms and an open Heart "Top Steelman"
— Robert Taylor (@RabMwelljester) December 14, 2017
Miss you already @louismoult ????? one of us forever
— a fucking elf (@konnermillarb) December 14, 2017
— Linda Hamilton (@Minniebargains) December 14, 2017
Moult had been linked with a switch to Rangers in the summer, while Pedro Caixinha was looking to strengthen his squad.
However, a move failed to materialise and the managerial confusion at Ibrox has allowed Preston to snap up the front man.