Motherwell FC is today delighted to announce the signing of striker Louis Moult from Wrexham for an undisclosed fee.
Moult, 23, came through the youth ranks at his local side Stoke City, and made his debut for the club in a League Cup game against Leyton Orient aged just seventeen, and followed that up with another in the same competition against Portsmouth.
He went on to make his Premiership bow against Burnley later in the same season and collected the club’s Academy Player of the Year award at the end of that campaign.
Such is the nature of the English loan market; Louis enjoyed several spells at various clubs including Bradford City, Accrington, Mansfield and Alfreton before joining Northampton in 2012.
He was only at the Cobblers for a year before joining Nuneaton where he really hit top gear. He scored an impressive 17 goals in 36 starts for Boro, which earned him a move to Wrexham.
[pullquote]I’m here to score goals and hopefully I can do that. In two seasons I’ve scored forty goals and I’m going to try and make that sixty in three, or even more if I can.[/pullquote]
Moult started the 2014/15 season where he left off previously, and hit 23 goals in 37 starts – a total of 40 goals in 73 starts over two seasons – a goal every 1.82 games.
That alerted several clubs, including ‘Well, who have been watching the player for some time and after extensive discussions with Wrexham, the player was allowed to leave and has signed a three-year contract in North Lanarkshire. He’ll be officially registered on July 1st, subject to registration formalities.
Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Moult said: “I’m delighted to be here and it is a massive step in my career and it wasn’t a move I could turn down.
“I’m here to score goals and hopefully I can do that. In two seasons I’ve scored forty goals and I’m going to try and make that sixty in three, or even more if I can.
“I’ve had a look at the side and I know they can play some fantastic attacking football. With the two pacey wingers who like to link up with the frontmen, hopefully that will suit me and I can hit the ground running.”