Rangers managed to get big money flop Carlos Pena out on loan and find someone to take on the bulk of his wages when he joined Cruz Azul – but the Gers should try to negotiate a permanent switch in the summer and get rid of him for good.
Pena joined the Gers last summer from Chivas Guadalajara for £2.2million but after struggling to prove his fitness and force his way into a regular place in the starting XI, the Mexican was sent out on loan at the turn of the year.
While Pena joined Pedro Caixinha in Mexico on a 12-month loan deal, Gers director of football Mark Allen should look into agreeing a deal with the former Ibrox manager to make it a permanent switch and get Pena off the books for good.
The Gers probably won’t come close to getting back the majority of what they spent on him, getting something back now would be better than waiting until the end of 2018.
Pena has made six appearances for Cruz Azul since heading back across the Atlantic and, although Pedro Caixinha’s side haven’t been in great form, a cut-price permanent deal might just appeal to them.
It’s clear Pena doesn’t have any future at Ibrox and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if the midfielder never set foot in Scotland again so the Gers should look to make a clean break as soon as possible and let the whole sorry episode be forgotten about.
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