Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena could be set for a speedy return to Mexico with reports claiming the 27-year-old could potentially have a reunion with Pedro Caixinha at Cruz Azul.
The Daily Mail claims that Caixinha wants to sign Pena on loan and talks are underway between officials of the two clubs after the Mexican midfielder’s struggled in the first six months of his Rangers career.
Pena has been a disappointment since his £2.2million move from Chivas Guadalajara in June despite scoring five times in eight starts for the Light Blues.
Rangers fans seem happy to get the Mexican international off the wage bill after his lacklustre spell in Scotland so far – with one calling him an “absolute waste of a jersey.”
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
On his way out by the looks of it, I can't say I am surprised https://t.co/hwVe3dK9dO
— Rangers On Tour (@RangersOnTour_) January 3, 2018
Pedro was the wrong choice, simple as that. Rangers require players who know what the club and league is all about. Could have had 4/5 good players for the price of Pena and Herrera. There are good players out there that would love to play for Rangers, it's just getting them in.
— Drew Mair (@gimmi_sum_mair) January 3, 2018
Pena can’t even jog let alone run
— Rangers Forever (@mrforever1872) January 3, 2018
Pedro trying to repair some of damage between him and the Rangers fans by taking Pena.
— Rooz Mitch (@ross_mitchell90) January 3, 2018
Pena has made 14 appearances for the Gers and scored five times since joining the Ibrox giants but has often looked as though games are simply passing him by.
The 27-year-old hasn’t had much of a chance to settle in an entirely new environment where the language, climate and footballing culture is so different to Mexico.
With a World Cup around the corner, the 27-year-old may also have an eye on making El Tri’s squad for this summer’s finals in Russia after being part of the 23-man squad at the last edition.
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