Former Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has revealed why he brought Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera to the club.
Caixinha singed the duo in the summer for a combined fee of £5million and both players have been a disappointment, with many appearing to be of the opinion that the pair will follow the Portuguese manager out of Ibrox.
The former boss, who is now managing Cruz Azul in Mexico, explained that he brought the pair to Ibrox as he had been following their careers for a long time.
“I like to scout, but having players you know is also important,” he said, as quoted by El Sol de Mexico and translated by the Evening Times.
“I like to bet on what I know, not on a player’s risks, not on their potential, but on what I have learned from following them for a long time.”
Herrera has only scored two goals in 21 appearances for the Light Blues, and has been a flop so far, whilst Pena has scored five goals in nine games so has fallen out of the first-team picture completely in recent weeks.
It remains to be seen if the pair will be at Ibrox when the January transfer window closes, current manager Graeme Murty doesn’t seem to rate either player that highly.
The Light Blues are currently on their winter break in Florida following the goal less draw against Celtic, and they have two upcoming games against Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians in the Florida Cup, which may feature Pena and Herrera.
In other Rangers news, the Light Blues are reportedly close to signing QPR defender Sean Goss
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