Carlos Pena is one name that fans at Ibrox will be eager to forget as quickly as possible. The Mexican sums up Pedro Caixinha’s time at the club perfectly. He came in with the nickname of ‘Gullit’ and had all the talent to succeed, but flopped massively owing to an awful attitude, and by the time he left for Cruz Azul on loan his time was already up.
#RangersFC can today confirm the departure of Carlos Peña to Mexican outfit Cruz Azul on an year-long loan deal.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 9 January 2018
That first loan back to his homeland, Mexico, was a relief for the Gers, but it went almost as badly as his time in Glasgow did. The loan was confirmed in the January window of 2018 as the five-goal Bluenose finally left the club, even if only on a temporary basis. At Cruz Azul, he didn’t even make it to May after starting just twice, being booed by his own fans and urinating in a fountain after a night of heavy drinking.
It will be a massive relief for the Gers that Carlos Pena has now been axed at Ibrox altogether. No loan-spell is active that can be cut short at any time and he will most certainly never be returning to Glasgow to turn out for the Bluenoses, and that is all that matters as far as the Gers are concerned. Pena is probably the biggest flop in their history, and the fans will hope he can be quickly forgotten.
You can see what the Gers had to say after Pena’s first loan here:
He was never interested from day one. Good riddance.
— cozy1872 (@cozy1873) 9 January 2018
Phew, thought we were stuck with him
— Huggy Bear (@Iainmackay8) January 9, 2018
Why is it a year loan? & how longs left on his contract? Was hoping we would get rid of him altogether in the summer
— Cameron Paterson (@cameronpater) 9 January 2018
— Andrew Scott (@AndrewScott33) January 9, 2018
— Alan Patterson (@A787BRO) January 9, 2018
I'm sorry but that fella is never a football player,we'll never Rangers class anyway.
— clarky snr (@scottclark1975) January 10, 2018
May he never return. Skilful player but never a Rangers player – not even close. Good riddence
— JBL (@sittingbourneTA) January 9, 2018
— Dave Collins (@Collins4546Dave) 9 January 2018
The Gers hated every minute of Carlos Pena’s time at the club, and will all be delighted that they never have to see him in Glasgow blue again.
Gers, what were your initial thoughts when Pena left? Join the discussion by commenting below…