Cardiff's Gavin Rae attracted by Aberdeen approach

Gavin Rae in action for Cardiff City
Rae is nearing the end of his Cardiff City contract

Gavin Rae is open to the idea of a move to his hometown club Aberdeen as he nears the end of his Cardiff contract.

The 33-year-old midfielder confirmed that Dons manager Craig Brown had approached his agent.

And he told BBC Radio Scotland: "It's definitely something I'm interested in. That's where I grew up and I always keep an eye out for their scores.

"I'll have to wait and see what else comes in. I want to play as long as I can because I love the game."

Brown handed Rae the first of his 14 Scotland caps in a friendly draw with Poland in 2001.

And the Aberdeen boss is keen to add experience to his callow squad after the departure of captain Paul Hartley who joined Alloa as player/manager this week.

"It's not just about money," Rae stressed when quizzed about his thoughts for next season.

"I'm open to anything. I still feel that I'm capable. I train 100% all the time and I think that I've been under-used at Cardiff this season, which is disappointing, but I don't feel off the pace at all.

"I really want to kick on and prove myself.

"I'll go away on holiday next week and then take it from there."

Rae moved from Dundee to Rangers in January 2004 for £250,000 and briefly captained the Glasgow side during the 2006/07 season after a series of injury setbacks.

He left Ibrox under freedom of contract in 2007 to join the Bluebirds.

The midfielder has made more than 150 appearances for Cardiff but has not been used in the first team since January.

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