Rangers midfielder having deal ripped up would top off disastrous week for club
Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena could be on his way back to Ibrox in the “coming days” after his loan club’s president confirmed the Liga MX side could tear up the 28-year-old’s loan deal early – and it would just top off a disastrous week for the Gers if Pena was to return to Ibrox.
Pena joined Cruz Azul at the end of 2017 on a 12-month loan deal after failing to make an impact at Ibrox following his summer move.
Pena was the Gers’ marquee signing from Chivas Guadalajara but struggled for fitness before being bombed out of the squad after Pedro Caixinha was sacked in October.
Cruz Azul president Guillermo Alvarez confirmed the Mexican’s will make a decision over Pena’s future in the next few days with a return to Ibrox on the cards.
“Carlos Pena’s future at this club will be decided in the coming days,” Alvarez said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
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“We will look at all options concerning the player, including his contract situation.”
Pena made 14 appearances for the Gers, scoring five times, but only showed brief glimpses of his ability before returning to his homeland after only six months.
The Ibrox giants shelled out £2.2million for Pena in the summer and are still paying some of his hefty wages while he is in Mexico.
The midfielder showed the briefest of glimpses that he has ability to be a quality player but it is clear that there are some serious questions over his attitude and commitment.
The former Mexico international will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest flops in Rangers’ history and if he is to return the Gers could find themselves stuck with a pricey asset with no use for it. If Pena does return he wouldn’t even be eligible to play for the Light Blues until next season.
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