Gareth McAuley - reportedly wanted by Rangers - admits he's waiting for the right offer

Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring their second goal to make it 2-2 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London...

Rangers have allegedly shown an interest in bringing Gareth McAuley to Ibrox.

Gareth McAuley (3rd R) of Northern Ireland scores an own goal past Michael McGovern (1st L) during the UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16 match between Wales and Northern Ireland at Parc des...

Defender Gareth McAuley has told the Belfast Telegraph that he is still waiting for the right offer amid interest from three Scottish clubs this summer.

McAuley, 38, became a Premier League regular with West Bromwich Albion following a 2011 move from Ipswich Town, racking up more than 200 appearances for the Baggies.

The centre back played more than 30 games in each of his first six seasons, but played just 12 times last term before being released at the end of his contract this summer.

A Northern Ireland international with 79 caps to his name, McAuley has bags of experience, but he has yet to find a new club since leaving West Brom.

McAuley turns 39 in December, and that may be a major concern for any interested clubs, as he will be coming into the final stages of his career and certainly won't be a long-term signing.

The Belfast Telegraph claim that Aberdeen, Hearts and Rangers are all interested in signing McAuley to boost their defensive options, and he has now commented on his future.

Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion celebrates scoring their second goal to make it 2-2 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London...

McAuley has admitted that he has had offers and has even rejected 'good' offers, but they weren't right for him – and he is waiting for the right offer before kickstarting his career again.

“I've had offers, and turned down good contracts, but they weren't right for various reasons. I'm just waiting for something that ticks all the boxes,” said McAuley.

“The last thing I want to do is sign and think a few months down the line that this is wrong. I have to do what's right for me and my family. Ideally I would like to get a deal done and get training and playing. I just have to try and make the right decision,” he added.

Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion is tackled by Shane Long of Southampton during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 3,...

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