Liga MX side Club Nexaca have confirmed the loan signing of Rangers flop Carlos Pena after his loan spell with Cruz Azul was brought to an early end.
The Mexican outfit confirmed the signing of the 28-year-old on their official Twitter account in the early hours of Thursday morning.
— ⚡️Club Necaxa⚡️ (@ClubNecaxa) June 7, 2018
Pena originally joined former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha at Cruz Azul on a year-long loan deal but after checking himself into rehab for alcoholism, Caixinha’s side looked to bring the deal to an end.
Football Insider verdict:
It seemed incredibly unlikely Pena was heading back to Scotland – even if Cruz Azul ended his loan – and this will give him a chance to get back playing regularly over the rest of the year. Hopefully Pena can impress enough during his time with Nexaca to earn a permanent move back to Mexico and hopefully earn the Light Blues something back in the way of a transfer fee. The 28-year-old is a talented player but his off-field problems have seriously hindered him recently and getting his problems with alcohol resolved must be his main priority before getting back to playing. With six months left on his loan there is plenty of time for Pena to turn things around before he is due back in Scotland and get his career back on track. Presumably, Nexaca will be taking on the terms of his previous loan to Cruz Azul and Rangers don’t get stung for his wages while in Mexico.
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