Done deal: Rangers playmaker seals Ibrox exit after controversy ahead of medical
Carlos Pena has joined Mexican club Cruz Azul and hooked back up with former manager Pedro Caixinha.
It was reported by the Daily Record that the move is a one-year loan and the news was confirmed by Cruz Azul on Monday night via their official Twitter page.
Carlos Peña se incorpora a La Máquina de cara al Clausura 2018. ¡Bienvenido! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/dnZ86SfHCu
— CRUZ AZUL FC ® (@Cruz_Azul_FC) January 8, 2018
There was controversy ahead of the medical as the Rangers player was pictured seemingly wiping his nose on his Ranger shorts.
— Daily Record Rangers (@DR_Rangers) January 8, 2018
It is reported that the deal could free up money for Graeme Murty to strengthen his squad with the player reportedly on £24,000-a-week.
Pena joined from Mexican club Guadalajara in the summer for £2.7m, but has only made 12 appearances for the Scottish giants.
Football Insider verdict:
Carlos Pena must have been confident that his medical was going to be a formality as it would have been interesting to see him return to Rangers after the stunt he pulled. We could give him the benefit of the doubt and say that something got lost in translation, but it seemed like a clear snub to his former club. The good news is that this will free up cash and that could be crucial for Murty as he looks to close the gap between Rangers and Celtic in the second half of the season.
In other Rangers news, the Gers have tabled a six-figure bid for this international attacker.
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