Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed that he wouldn’t be surprised if offers were made to take Carlos Pena back to Mexico in January after struggling to make an impact at Ibrox.
The Mexican midfielder joined the Gers in the summer from Chivas Guadalajara for £2.7million but told MARCA recently that he would have “no problem” with a return to Mexico.
Murty has revealed that he hasn’t spoken to Pena over his future yet but shockingly admitted that he’d expect every player to be weighing their options up ahead of the transfer window opening.
“No we’ve not spoken yet but all players, when it comes to January, will be looking at their options, no matter whether you have a four-year deal or are in your last six months,” Murty said, as quoted by Radio Clyde.
“Every player when the transfer window opens will be looking at making sure they secure the best future for themselves and their family.
“I understand that – that’s the nature of the beast.
“So if you come to me and say that ‘X player’ has been notified that this is going to happen it wouldn’t really surprise me.”
Pena, 27, has made 13 appearances and scored five times for the Gers but despite the impressive-looking numbers, fans have been disappointed with the 27-year-old’s overall performances.
After joining the Gers as their most expensive summer signing, fans had hoped for more from the Mexican international with many not surprised to see him dropped from the matchday squad completely in recent weeks.
The midfielder returned to the squad for the win over Motherwell on Saturday and replaced Niko Kranjcar late in the second-half of the 2-0 win.
The Ibrox midfielder has won 19 caps for his country but hasn’t been involved with El Tri since September 2016 and will surely want to impress manager Juan Carlos Osorio over the coming months and book his place in his 23-man squad for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.
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