Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena has gone missing in Mexico City after he was told by Pedro Caixinha that he was finished at Cruz Azul, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Pena’s family have been unable to get in touch with him over the last two days, though it is suspected that he is gone to ground rather than there being anything sinister about it.
The midfielder was snapped up by the Gers last summer in a deal worth £2million, but he was shipped out to Cruz Azul in January on a year-long loan deal which is now set to be terminated.
The Scottish Sun has previously reported that Pena earns £26,000-a-week in his deal at Ibrox.
Football Insider verdict
It seems that Pena’s struggles are not just exclusive to the pitch as he has had a lot of issues off it. The whole situation surrounding the Mexico international is just sad. He clearly has issues and it is understood from this latest report that he is in denial about his alcoholism. It’s going to put Rangers in a very difficult situation when – or if – he returns to Govan. While he is a terrible footballer, he is still contracted to the club and they should really do their best to get the player some help. Dave King has recently made it clear that Pena’s will not be returning to Rangers, so the whole affair is very odd. Caixinha looks as though he has tried to help the Mexican out, but now it’s quite worrying that he has gone missing. Hopefully he just needs time alone to stew over things and he will be safe and sound. Mexico City is a big place and not one where people would want to go missing.