Cruz Azul manager Pedro Caixinha has made a bid to sign Carlos Pena on loan from Rangers until the end of the season, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that Caixinha, who was sacked by Rangers in October, is looking for a reunion with the player who he signed for over £2million from Chivas in the summer and has simply failed to perform.
It is understood that Cruz Azul have opened talks with the hierarchy at Ibrox as they look to work on a loan deal this month, which Caixinha wants to be completed in time for his first game in charge which takes place on Saturday.
However any potential deal for Ibrox flop Pena, 27, is said to be far from done as Rangers expect the Mexican giants to pay a good chunk of the midfielder’s wages during his loan.
Pena has made 14 appearances across all competitions for the Gers this season, scoring five goals in the process, however his overall form has been very poor and it is now said he is open to a move back to Mexico to end his Glasgow nightmare.
Football Insider verdict
Whatever Rangers can do to get Pena off their wagebill must be done. This just goes to show how bad of an appointment Caixinha was at Ibrox. How can a manager sign a player in the summer, the player simply fails to perform, and then sign him again at a different club in January? It makes no sense at all but Rangers should just be glad that the Portuguese manager is no longer in Glasgow and is instead helping them get rid of some of the shocking buys he made. Pena has a good goalscoring record, but even in the games he has scored, the Mexican midfielder has been truly awful and will go down as one of the worst signings Rangers have ever made.
In other Rangers news, it has been confirmed that this goalkeeper has left the Gers.
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