Graeme Shinnie will not rush into a decision on his future as it is one of the biggest decisions of his career.
The Aberdeen captain is out of contract at the end of the season and to date, there have been no developments on extending his stay at Pittodrie.
It is a similar situation to the one Shinnie found himself in before he joined the Dons, with his contract running down at Caley Thistle before he signed a pre-contract at Pittodrie.
He will be able to speak to other clubs from next month and Shinnie stressed he will consult with his family before making a final decision, because at 27 this is arguably his biggest contract call.
Shinnie said: “There’s no developments and it is what it is. There’ll be rumours and all sorts flying about but I’m at an age where this is quite an important decision for me.
“It’s one that I’m not going to rush into, it’s something that I’m going to take my time with. I’ll take my time to speak to my family and see what is best for me but I do love it at the club.
“I’m the captain at the club and I’ve got a great relationship with the staff, the fans and the players at Aberdeen. So that is something that I would never give up easily so it is a decision that I need to make and not rush into.”
Shinnie is one of four Dons out of contract at the end of the season, with Andy Considine, Gary Mackay-Steven and Mark Reynolds also out of contract.
All will be keen to help Aberdeen secure a fifth consecutive second-place finish. Despite an inconsistent start to the season, they remain within touching distance of the top three. Should they win their game in hand against Dundee on Tuesday, they would only be a point behind Kilmarnock in third spot.
Shinnie added: “I definitely think we are good enough to finish second again but it’s up to us to go and prove it again. If you are going to be anywhere near it you are going to have to put runs together and put pressure on your rivals which we haven’t done so far.
“We’ve sort of been playing catch-up for most of the season which has been frustrating and we want to change that now. It’s not been nice looking at the league table after a couple of wins and finding that you are still down in seventh or sixth place.
“We want to be right back up there again and the only way you do that is if by winning games and that’s why we can’t be winning one then dropping points. There’s so much left for us to play for but we need to find the sort of form we’ve shown in recent seasons.”