A former Rangers hero could once have been a Celtic player before becoming a successful star for the Ibrox outfit.
The Dutch striker had decided to join Dick Advocaat in 1999, however, Davie Hay has revealed that the forward had been on his radar as well.
The former Celtic chief scout stated that he had been in Holland on an assignment and had come across Mols in his search, but decided Pierre van Hooijdonk was better suited to the Parkhead outfit.
“I was looking at another Dutch striker at Twente Enschede at the time. His name? Michael Mols who, of course, did eventually come to Glasgow – to sign for Rangers,” he told The Scottish Sun.
“At the time, though, Celtic had the choice between these players.
“I made another trip to see Pierre in action against Heerenveen and that helped me make up my mind.”
The Bluenoses will be delighted that he had joined them and that Celtic had chosen to opt for other options.
Mols became a legendary figure for Rangers during his time at Ibrox, as he helped guide the Light Blues to six major trophies, including a famous domestic treble.
The striker’s career for the club ended in a disappointing fashion, as he struggled with injuries and was also sent off in his final appearance for the club, however, he will still be fondly remembered by the fans.
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