Former Aberdeen defender Paul Quinn believes Kenny Miller would be a great fit if he joins the Dons.
Miller has been linked with a move to Pittodrie after leaving Rangers and Quinn, who played with the experienced striker at Cardiff City, said he still has plenty to offer.
After a fall-out with previous Rangers manager Graeme Murty following the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic, Miller and Lee Wallace were suspended by the club and the former left at the end of his contract.
No deal has been offered yet to Miller, although it is reported he has held discussions with Dons boss Derek McInnes. He has also been mentioned in connection with the managerial vacancy at newly-promoted Livingston.
Quinn, who spent six months with the Dons in 2015, only played a season with Miller at the Cardiff City Stadium but saw enough to know he would still be an asset to Aberdeen.
He said: “He’s a very experienced player and someone who strives for professionalism. He would be a great signing for Aberdeen and has got plenty left in him. He was unbelievably professional at Cardiff and would be great for the younger players, not just in what he does on the pitch but how you see him work off it.
“People maybe take it lightly but in every squad, you need that guidance. What has Kenny not done? He’s won titles, played in the Premier League and the Champions League and has had a remarkable career. He’s been touted for a lot of jobs and the chance to work with Derek McInnes for the next step in his career is one any young coach would love.”
As well as turning out for Rangers in three spells, Miller, who turns 39 in December, has also played for Cardiff, Hibernian, Wolves, Celtic, Derby County, Bursaspor and Vancouver Whitecaps. He has also amassed 69 caps for Scotland, scoring 18 times.
His influence will not just be restricted to off-field matters though, according to Quinn, who feels he can still contribute as a player.
Quinn said: “I think if you asked Kenny if his only quality was his experience, he’d be disappointed. He always had a work-rate to be better. It’s maybe a mistake I made but sometimes you go places and just maintain your level. He didn’t stop working on his game and continued to have a successful career.
“Guys like him, Scott Brown, Craig Bellamy – they aren’t that good for that long by fluke. He works hard and that’s where he gets his improvements.”