'Nope', 'Donkey' - Rangers fans react as midfielder is due to have deal ripped up
Rangers flop Carlos Pena is about to have his loan deal at Cruz Azul ripped up ,according to manager Pedro Caixinha – and Gers fans don’t want to see the Mexican anywhere near Ibrox.
Pena joined Caixinha in Mexico City in January just six months after linking up with the Portuguese at Ibrox but has had a disastrous time back in his homeland and the former Gers boss has had enough.
“When you go against the rules, principles and values… That’s the decision with Carlos, he’s not going to stay with us,” said Caixinha, as quoted by ESPN Mexico on their official Twitter account.
"Cuando tú vas contra la reglas, principios y valores… Ya está la decisión con Carlos, NO va a seguir con nosotros."
¡Caixinha responde sobre el futuro de 'Gullit'!
— ESPN.com.mx (@ESPNmx) May 9, 2018
Gers fans were less than impressed to hear Pena had seen his deal ripped up – with one saying he “didn’t play” for Caixina at Rangers either.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
He stays in Mexico tho playing or training with reserves
— Scully (@ScullyCraig) May 9, 2018
Nope he can stay
— Ewan Is BazBowski (@EwanMendes003) May 9, 2018
The donkey didnt play for you at Rangers either ya dud
— Billy Turnbull (@Billy_Turnbull) May 9, 2018
Who picks up the Tab?
— manresssa (@Manresssa) May 9, 2018
Caixinha can choose not to play him but Pena has to stay there for the rest of this calendar year under the terms of the loan deal.
— Derek Black (@delbx3) May 9, 2018
I honestly think Carlos Pena will go awol now ????????????
— Garry McLean (@Garry_McL) May 9, 2018
Return the Pena address unknown
— Bob De Bilde (@kirkoddie) May 9, 2018
Despite Caixinha’s claim that the deal has been ripped up, the Mexican can’t return to Ibrox – at the very earliest – before the transfer window re-opens on June 6th.
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Even then, unless the Mexican’s have an agreement in place with the Gers, they could be stuck paying Pena’s wages until the end of his loan deal in January 2019.
During his time at Ibrox, Pena scored five times in 14 appearances for the Light Blues but couldn’t command a regular first-team place before falling out of favour completely under Graeme Murty.