Former Rangers defender Stevie Smith believes the Gers have ‘done well’ to finally part ways with Carlos Pena.
The Light Blues confirmed earlier that Pena’s deal had been ripped up and he was no longer a Rangers player.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 25: Andrius Velicka of Rangers celebrates with Steven Smith after scoring against St Mirren during the Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and St Mirren at Hampden Park on April 25, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland.
(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The former Ger played against Pena shortly after he arrived in a closed-doors game – and claimed that Pena was “struggling to make six-yard passes.”

“It was his first game, it was pre-season, you are trying to give him the benefit of the doubt,” Smith told the Daily Record.
“You’re thinking, he’s a Mexican internationalist, he must have something, he must be good at something. The more I watched he wasn’t offering me anything.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.
(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
“But the more I watched him, the less I saw. Usually with Mexicans, they are technically good – they can pass the ball. But he was struggling to make six-yard passes.
“The goals he went on to score just papered over the cracks. He was a poor signing and Rangers have done well to get rid of him.”
After joining the Gers in 2017, Pena only managed 14 appearances in blue.
9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; Rangers Carlos Alberto Pena scores for 3-0
(Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)
Once Pedro Caixinha was sacked, he was quickly axed from the squad before being shipped out on loan.
Despite chances to impress, Pena’s loan deals ended and he returned to Glasgow in December.
The Mexican midfielder is now someone else’s problem and hopefully Rangers haven’t been left footing the bill.
Between Pena’s transfer fee and wages, he’s already cost the Gers more than enough without also getting a payoff to leave.
Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in Transfer News

Close