Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena is expected to complete a loan move away from Ibrox within 24 hours, however Gers are still going to have to pay half of his wages, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun are claiming that the Meixcan international earns £26,000 per week, and that only half of this money is going to be paid by new club Cruz Azul.
The Scottish Sun also report that Pena is due in Mexico today to finalise the deal, that will see the midfielder team up with his former manager Pedro Caixinha.
Rangers are expected to loan Pena out for 12 months, even thought they paid a reported £2.2-million for him only six months ago.
That means they’ll be set to pay £676,000 over the course of the year.
The Mexican outfit wanted the deal done ahead of their season opener as the Liga Mx begins today.
Cruz Azul sporting director Eduardo de la Torre informed the Scottish Sun that negotiations over the players future had lasted over a week: “We have been in talks with Carlos and Rangers for ten days.
“He is a player our coach knows very well and he told us to get him. Pedro knows what Carlos can give the team.”
De la Torre also hails Pena’s heritgae as another benefit, as the Mexican national won’t prohibit the amount of foreign players Cruz Azul can field,
“He’s Mexican, so won’t occupy a foreigner slot in the squad, he’s only 27 and has many years ahead of him.”
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