Carlos Pena joined Rangers back in June 2017, during the reign of Pedro Caixinha.
He played fairly regularly during the first half of his maiden season, scoring five times in 14 appearances.
For a midfielder, that’s a goalscoring ratio that shouldn’t be sniffed at.

Pena celebrates scoring against Partick Thistle in a League Cup quarter-final. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
After all, many would say Scott Arfield has had a good start to life at Rangers this season.
He has five league goals in 19 appearances, to date.

Yet, despite his contributions, the overall level of Pena’s performances wasn’t high enough, whilst off-field problems meant he struggled for fitness.
Therefore, after not much more than six months with the Gers, he was shipped out on loan.
Firstly, to Cruz Azul and then to Necaxa.

He made 10 appearances for Cruz Azul during 2018. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
Neither were a success and he returned to Ibrox in December, after his latter stint was cut short.
He was reportedly costing the club over £20,000-a-week in wages, but hadn’t played for the Gers since December 2017.

It was time to cut the cord

Finally, enough was enough and his deal was terminated earlier this month.
The terse nature of Rangers’s official statement, perhaps showed how strained relations had become by then.
A report in the Daily Record, earlier this week, though, suggested he is about to get one last opportunity.

His stint at Necaxa brought even less game time, as off-field issues got in the way. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/LatinContent/Getty Images)
He is said to have travelled to Poland, as several top flight teams there, battle to sign him.
With a move edging nearer, Pena clearly felt compelled to bring symbolic closure to his time in Glasgow.
“Thanks to the people that believed in me”,
he posted on Twitter, alongside an action shot of him in Rangers colours.
Plenty of fans reacted with well wishes.
It’s fair to say that the vast majority desperately wanted the Mexican to succeed at the club, but it simply didn’t work out.

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