Rangers will shell out to bring the family of refugee starlet Lacine Cherif to Scotland to visit him.

Lacine fled to Glasgow from the Ivory Coast after watching his dad being executed by rebel soldiers during the civil war.

The 16-year-old, who has just signed for the Ibrox club, will see his mum Nawa, brothers Karim and Mohammed and sister Mariam for the first time in four years.

Rangers are picking up the £2500 flights bill after the Red Cross helped to trace Lacine's family earlier this month.

The club said: "Rangers will support Lacine as best we can and will be funding the flights for this visit. We are delighted he will be reunited with his family after such a long time."

Cherif told the Sunday Mail: "I'm excited about it, I can't wait."