Rangers flop Carlos Pena has joined Mexican minnows Dorados de Sinaloa on trial after failing to win a deal with Liga MX side Atlas – and he could incredibly end up working with Diego Maradona if he wins a deal.
Pena will spend pre-season with Dorados and could earn a contract after a lengthy spell on the sidelines following his release by Polish side GKS Tychy.
The Mexican side might be familiar to some after featuring in a recent Netflix series covering Maradona’s time at the club as manager, with reports claiming he could make a return.
Dorados are based in the northern Mexican city of Culiacan, the biggest city in the Sinaloa region, and play in the Mexican second-tier, Asencio MX.
The midfielder made just 12 league appearances Rangers, scoring four times, but struggled with off-field issues.
He returned to his homeland and endured failed loan stints Cruz Azul and Necaxa before his lucrative Ibrox contract was eventually terminated in February 2019, much to the delight of fans.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Pena also fail to win a deal here and a lot will likely depend on whether he has dealt with his off-field issues.
If he has, there is a talented player there but there’s a big question mark over just how well he has maintained his fitness given his lack of games over the last few years.