It’s 2017. Pedro Caixinha has signed for the club. There’s talk of Mexican internationals joining. Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Pena were coming to alter the landscape of Scottish football forever.
Oh how wrong we were.
Both players flopped so hard they heard it all the way in Guadalajara.
By November Pedro was gone, and both players soon followed.
Carlos Pena was sent to Cruz Azul, with Pedro Caixinha probably taking some level of responsibility for the whole debacle by taking him to his new club. Herrera headed to Santos Laguna on loan before this season kicked off.
Whilst there’s been talk of the Pena returning to the club, there’s been little said about or seen of his compatriot.
Eduardo Herrera surely has no future at the club
If spending £2.2m+ on Carlos Pena wasn’t bad enough, Pedro also threw £1.5m at Eduardo Herrera. At least Pena looked like he had something, even if that something was propped up by a terrible attitude.
Centre forward Herrera amazingly played 21 times for Rangers and managed only two goals. The first in Dingwall in a 3-1 win against Raith Rovers in the league. The second the final goal in a 3-1 extra time League Cup win at Partick Thistle.
Granted, most of his appearances were from the bench late on.
His time at Santos Laguna hasn’t been much better. He’s only made five appearances. He’s also yet to score.
At one point, Eduardo Herrera was turning out for Mexico. He has nine caps and three goals for his country.
Now, he’ll be struggling to find a club come June.
Or rather, Rangers will struggle of offload him. He’s contracted until 2020.