When Pena arrived in June 2017 for a fee of approximately £2.70m (
Transfermarkt), there was a lot of excitement amongst Rangers fans.
After all, this was a guy with genuine international pedigree.
However, ultimately, his first foray into European football was unsuccessful.
Despite only leaving last month, his last game for the Gers came in a 0-0 Old Firm draw in December 2017.
“At Rangers, it did not go the way I wanted, but I must look forward now”, said Pena, as quoted by the Record.
“I have a new opportunity in Poland. I’m 29 now and I know this is my last chance to get back to the top of my game.”
“I admit the mistakes I made at Rangers and back in Mexico (during two loan spells), but I have learned from them. I believe I can return to the level that saw me play for my country”, he continued.
“I’m in a good physical state, I am emotionally in a good place too and with work and dedication, I know I can get back to where I was.”
Time to rebuild
It’s great news to hear those last comments in particular. Off field issues were a big factor in his dip in performance levels, but hopefully they are now a thing of the past.
The midfielder has reportedly travelled to Poland for further talks.