According to the Daily Record, former Rangers player Carlos Pena looks to be set for another chance in the Mexican top flight, courtesy of Atlas FC.

The talented midfielder was signed by Rangers during the Pedro Caixinha era, but he majorly disappointed at Ibrox.

Pena in Old Firm action in December 2017. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He made just 12 league appearances for the club and although he scored four times, he struggled with off the field issues. He was sent back to his homeland for failed loan spells at Cruz Azul and Necaxa, before his contract was eventually terminated in February 2019, much to the delight of many Bears.

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In a bizarre move, he then signed for Polish second division outfit GKS Tychy in an apparent attempt to start afresh somewhere new.

Yet, work permit issues and then further off-field problems ensured he didn’t make a single appearance there.

Pena has 19 caps for the Mexican national team. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It’s over a year since he played a competitive game, but the Record reports that he’s on the verge of a return after joining Atlas for pre-season training.



The Mexican season is split into two halves, with the Guadalajara-based club finishing 14th in the Apertura campaign.

It seems they’re keen on recruiting ahead of the Clausura segment which begins in January and they have a track record of offering opportunities to troubled players, with Ravel Morrison spending time on loan there during the 2017/18 season.

Pena hasn’t played regularly for several years now, but as he closes in on 30, he’ll be hoping to finally turn things around at Atlas.

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