Sutton claims jury is still out on Rangers new boy, discusses comparison to Maradona
By Danny Wright
Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that the jury is still out on Carlos Pena, who is yet to make his Rangers debut after signing for the Glaswegians earlier this summer.
The 27-year-old was named on the bench for Sunday’s 2-1 win over Motherwell, but wasn’t introduced to the game by manager Pedro Caixinha, who has made vast changes to his Gers squad this summer.
Pena is one of nine new players to have been signed up by the Portuguese manager, but the Mexican midfielder is the only one to have not earned his first competitive appearance.
A Twitter user had tagged Sutton in a post from a Rangers supporter that claimed that Pena has shown similarities to Argentinean legend Diego Maradona.
However the ex-England international has suggested that the Gers new boy might not be anywhere near the level of a player who is widely seen as one of the greatest of all time.
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“I think the jury is out on Pena. Big call though to compare him to Maradona mind,” said Sutton on his personal Twitter account on Sunday.
I think the jury is out on Pena… Big call though to compare him to Maradona mind???? https://t.co/5YrjQCjaLr
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 6, 2017
— Declan McAvoy (@DMcA1991) August 6, 2017
He reminds me stature wise of Maradona. Low centre of gravity. Very hard to get the ball off when he has possession. Need him soon. ????????????????????????????
— CODY ????????W.O.S(B)O.M (@galvatron276) August 6, 2017
Pena signed for Rangers from Mexican giants Chivas after penning a three-year deal at Ibrox.
He was joined by fellow countryman Eduardo Herrera, who started in the clash against Motherwell on Sunday, but failed to find the net.
A brace from another summer signing Graham Dorrans secured all three points for the Light Blues, who will no doubt be looking to improve on the third-place finish they achieved last time out.
In other Rangers news, this 27-year-old is poised to leave Ibrox after a bid was accepted from an English side.