Former Aberdeen captain Willie Miller reckons Scott Brown would be a sensible signing for the Pittodrie side, but recognises there would be some unhappy fans if he does make the switch from Parkhead.

With his former Hibs teammate, Stephen Glass, now in the dugout for the Dons, speculation has been rife that the current Celtic captain will be joining him in some capacity for next season.

However, it is almost a certainty that some Aberdeen fans wouldn’t quite welcome the Parkhead captain to the Granite City with open arms.

With Aberdeen regularly at the top end of the table and three cup finals between the sides in recent years, the rivalry has intensified, with Scott Brown usually at the centre of the main flashpoints.

Former Aberdeen manager Willie Miller is already thinking about how the Celtic skipper might look in the red of Aberdeen, and he was also full of praise for his football ability.

Speaking on talkSPORT he said: "I think the red would suit Scott to be honest.

"He's a fabulous player. I think he's still got mileage as well.

"If he's got the enthusiasm to combine the playing capacity with the coaching side of the game then at his age it's probably a move that might excite him.

"He's out of contract at the end of the season, Celtic don't have a manager either so there's maybe a little bit of uncertainty in the east end of Glasgow that Aberdeen could perhaps take advantage of.

“If he comes here as a player there's plenty of young legs around him in that Aberdeen side that he could have a huge influence on for the next season or two.

"It's an exciting one. Obviously coming from the Old Firm doesn't please all Aberdeen fans but I think when they sit down and think about the quality of Scott Brown, leadership qualities in particular, they'll look upon it as a positive appointment."