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24th May, 2018 | 1:55pm

Rangers outcast set for Ibrox exit as former club plot summer swoop - report

Rangers striker Eduardo Herrera could be set for a return to former club UNAM Pumas, according to a report.

Prominent Mexican journalist Alonso Cabral of Televisa Deportes, as quoted by claim that the Liga MX side could swoop for Ibrox outcast Herrera as a replacement for Chilean striker Nicolas Castillo and boost his sides striking options.

The 29-year-old Mexican only managed to score twice in 24 appearances for the Gers after signing for the Light Blues and doesn’t look to have any future at Ibrox.

The striker hasn’t played since the Scottish Cup win over Ayr United in February.

Herrera played 187 times for Pumas, scoring 57 goals, during six seasons with the Mexicans before signing for the Gers last summer for £1.5millon.

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Herrera came to Ibrox with a decent pedigree but it hasn’t worked out for the Mexican striker and a return to his homeland wouldn’t be a surprise whatsoever. The 29-year-old at least gave the impression that he wanted to be in Scotland and fight for his place – unlike his compatriot Carlos Pena – and although his time with the Light Blues will be considered a flop, few fans will have any complaints with the way Herrera tried to make a success of his move. A return to his former side will suit everyone and could probably help the Gers get a decent transfer fee for the former Mexico international as they are buying someone that they know exactly what he can do. Getting Herrera off the wage-bill and clearing some more money for Steven Gerrard to build his side can only help the Light Blue next season as they try to win the Scottish Premiership for the first time since 2011.

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