Glentoran are set to announce the arrival of former Glasgow Rangers striker Nacho Novo.

The move is believed to be so close that the 37-year-old could be unveiled at the club's friendly against Sirocco Works this evening.

The Spanish striker has spent the past number of weeks in the province and is described as having held 'productive and meaningful' discussions with Glens boss Alan Kernaghan, who is keen to bolster his attacking roster.

Novo netted 73 goals in 255 appearances for the Glasgow giants, where he won three league titles and played in a Europa League final during his six-year spell at the club.

He returned to Spain following his Ibrox departure in 2010 where he spent two years at Sporting Gijon, before brief spells at Legia Warsaw, Huesca, Greenock Morton and Carlisle United before joining American outfit Carolina Railhawks in 2014.

They play in America's second tier NASL, and are managed by former Northern Ireland international Colin Clarke.

Novo would be Glentoran's sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Stephen O'Flynn, Aaron Smyth, Aaron Harmon, James Ferrin and Ross Redman.