As per the latest reports from the Scottish Sun, forgotten Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena is set to return from his loan spell in January and Rangers would look to offload him soon. The Mexican international still has 18 months of his £20,000-a-week deal to run down and it seems likely that the player doesn’t feature in new manager Steven Gerrard’s plan at the moment.
Pedro Caixinha was a major fan of him, and he brought the midfielder to Rangers. However, the player never got going. Even when Caixinha moved to manage Cruz Azul in Mexico, Pena followed him there, but the manager has been let down by player’s off the field alcohol-related incidents.
The midfielder has even been in a rehab clinic (Daily Record), owned by boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez, to recover from his addiction. After his unsuccessful loan spell with Cruz Azul, he joined another Mexican outfit in the form of Necaxa, but he failed to find his bearings even there.
Mexican side Leon were linked with the troubled midfielder not too long ago. Pena enjoyed the best spell of his career with them before he moved to Glasgow for £2.2m from where his career took a downturn. It seems like even his former club doesn’t want his services as club President ruled out a possible move and said (The Scottish Sun),”I wish him the best of successes, he is a great player, he is a great friend personally. But I hope he does well in his career, for now, he will not come back.”