RANGERS are facing a three-way fight with European clubs to land Bosman target Dean Shiels.
The Northern Irish midfielder is a free agent after his deal with Kilmarnock concluded at the end of the season and it is believed that Ibrox boss Ally McCoist has offered him a £7,000 a week contract.
However, the player's father, Killie boss Kenny, last night revealed offers from Germany, Spain and Holland could also sway the player.
As Shiels swithers over the move, his father is reluctant to offer any advice, believing that his son himself must decide which was his future lies since it is the biggest move of his career. "It is a really abnormal situation because Rangers in the Third Division is not something that you would ever have imagined," said the Killie manager.
"I think ultimately Dean has to come to a decision which is the best one for him as a footballer, but that is something he has to choose for himself.
"He is 27 now and he knows himself what is for the best.
"I don't think he needs me to stick my oar in. He is at an age where this is a massive move because he is coming into the peak of his career and he has to decide himself which is the right path to take.
"There is interest in him from other clubs so there is a decision to be made, but only he can make it. He is mulling it over now."
Last season Shiels was shortlisted for the SPFA Players' Player of the Year award after an impressive campaign at Rugby Park in which he helped Kilmarnock to win the League Cup.
The player's consistency has been remarkable given that he is blind in his right eye after a childhood accident.
As McCoist seeks to build a Rangers side capable of taking the club on the long journey from the Third Division back to the top flight, Shiels is one of a clutch of players whom the Ibrox side have targeted.
But it remains to be seen whether or not the player takes up the offer.
"I really don't know which way it will go," said his father.
"There is a lot for him to take on board and it is important that he gives it careful consideration. Rangers in Division Three is a strange one to get your head around and the whole summer has been a bit surreal in that regard.
"So far Dean hasn't intimated what he might do but he has to make a decision purely on football matters and what he thinks is the right move for him at this stage of his career."