Gerrard aims to add World Cup experience at Ibrox as he heads to Russia to scout former SPL star.

New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has not wasted time freshening up his squad for the 2018/19 season. He has already added defender Connor Goldson and Liverpool wide-man Ovie Ejaria to his squad and now he’s heading to the World Cup in Russia to scout former SPL player.

Rumours have it Gerrard, joined by assistant Gary McAllister, head to Russia this week to watch Kari Arnason, formerly of Aberdeen and new signing at Icelandic side Vikingur.

The move is a surprising one considering Arnason only left Aberdeen in May. The Icelandic defender played out his one-year contract before deciding to return to his boyhood club Vikingur, an Icelandic side based in the capital of Reykjavik. However, it seems the defenders return home could be postponed by a year, as the lure of Steven Gerrard and Rangers is too much to ignore.

The 6 foot 3 centre half played 21 times for Aberdeen last season and scored three goals. He was an integral part to the side that pipped Rangers to finish second. Clearly, Gerrard wants not only experience at the highest level, but also Scottish Premiership knowhow in his squad.

The acquisition of Arnason, 35, would be a canny move as he looks to add much needed steel to his defence.