Kyle Lafferty will offer experience as well as goals to a young Rangers side

Rangers have opened talks with Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty and are confident he will make the move to the Ibrox by Friday, according to The Daily Record.

What’s the story?

The 30-year-old journeyman previously had a spell at Rangers between 2008 and 2012 where he made over 100 appearances, scoring 31 goals.

The striker returned to the SPL last summer when he signed for Hearts and now Steven Gerrard is keen to add more firepower to his squad and wants Lafferty to head back to the Ibrox.

The Northern Ireland international scored 12 league goals last season and has recently been the subject of a £200,000 bid from Rangers, which was rejected by Hearts.

Now it appears Steven Gerrard is still keen on signing the striker, who scored the only goal as Hearts beat Celtic in their second game of the season, and he believes a deal will be agreed by Friday, according to the report.

Attacking flair

Lafferty has a lot of experience to offer Rangers who have a very young squad, and he could add to the attacking talent already at the club in the form of Umar Sadiq and Alfredo Morelos.

The deal may end up significantly more than what Rangers initially wanted to pay, but Lafferty will pay it back with his goals, as he showed against Celtic.

He is a man for the big occasion and would be a great acquisition for Gerrard as he looks to add the finishing touches to his exciting squad.