The Scottish Sun reports a former Rangers player is stuck in limbo in Poland.
After a dreadful two-year stint, the Gers terminated Carlos Pena’s contract in early February.
Many Bears had high hopes when the former Mexico international signed for the club in 2017.
Off-field problems affected his football, though and after two failed loan stints back home, it was finally time to cut the cord.
However, it didn’t take him long to find a new home.
Polish second division side, GKS Tychy, took a gamble and signed the attacking midfielder in March.
Yet, it has emerged he is yet to make his debut due to complications with his work permit. With it now being the offseason in Poland, he won’t make his competitive debut until August at the earliest.
His new club isn’t happy, and they are blaming it on the Mexican FA.
“On March 16, we started the procedures for a work permit and registration of Carlos with the Polish Football Association” explained Tychy Sporting Director, Krzysztof Trzosek, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “We provided the necessary documents by the end of that month.”
“Unfortunately, we did not receive Carlos’ certificate from the Mexican Football Association. I would like to emphasise that the day after signing the contract, we applied for this document.
“Despite many attempts from our club, the Mexicans sent the certificate only on April 17 and it has still to be processed by the Polish FA.
Despite the setbacks, though, it’s good to hear that he’s trimming down and getting ready to make an impact, next season.