SASA PAPAC looks certain to hang up his boots after a traumatic last season at Rangers.
The 32-year-old defender left Ibrox after six years and has yet to find a new club, despite interest from Osasuna.
He remains a member of the Bosnia squad and their manager Safet Susic wants Papac to carry on.
But it seems certain he will retire.
Susic said: "I spoke to him last week and he is closer to retiring than playing on.
"I tried to convince him to play, although I am aware last season he had a lot of problems with injuries and with a club that has fallen apart.
"What happened at Rangers hit him hard. His plan was to finish his career at Rangers, but that can't happen now.
"He's not trained for a few months and still feels pain in his groin, but has not decided on surgery.
"If we were to lose him, we would be losing a very important player.
"In fact, it would be like losing two players.
"He could play equally as well as a left-back or a central defender. He also had so much authority, experience and quality and was great for our younger players."
But Susic remains hopeful Papac will change his mind.
He said: "He has still got at least two months to find a club, and I believe a player of this quality would have no trouble finding a new club.
"He's only 32 and that's too early to quit the game."