Rangers flop Carlos Pena has reportedly been contacted by three Turkish sides in a move which could make or break our transfer window.
Turkish outlet 24SaafFutbol claimed at the end of last month that three Turkish SuperLig sides have touched base with the midfielder. The report claims Rizespor, BB Erzurumspor and Alanyaspor have all made contact about Pena’s availability.
Pena is also reportedly interesting SuperLig leaders Basaksehir but talks are not thought to be as advanced as the others.
The Mexican midfielder has 18 months remaining on his deal and Rangers are desperate to get him off the wage bill. In fact, Gerrard described the money spent on both Pena and compatriot Eduardo Herrera as a “huge frustration”.
Carlos Pena has been a staggering waste of money all round. He cost a developing Rangers side a damaging £2.7m,
according to the Daily Record. Not only was it seriously risky business from ex-boss Pedro Caixinha – but it was an unmitigated disaster.
Rangers continue to suffer for it. If the club can get Pena off the wage bill – and potentially receive a little bit of money for him – it would be a huge relief.
It would also free-up transfer funds and wages which Gerrard can spend elsewhere. Shipping Pena and Herrera off the wage bill would free up to £50k in wages for Rangers this window. It could make or break our January shopping.
And to think, the midfielder was spotted back in Glasgow only last month.
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