The first month of the year is always likely to be a busy one for all of the punters here in the Transfer Tavern as the window bursts open. Indeed, despite the short break in action up in Scotland, that’s no different for the Rangers fans who so frequently prop up our bar.
As ever, it’s been a hectic few months at Ibrox and, according to the Scottish Sun, the changes could continue with 2018 only in its embryonic stages. They claim the Gers could be about to offload flop summer signing Carlos Pena, who is reportedly a target for former manager Pedro Caixinha back in Mexico and talks are said to have been opened.
Having joined over the course of the summer, 27-year-old has failed to convince since his move from Guadalajara and is understood to be of interest to Cruz Azul, the team that Caixinha has taken charge of months after his own Ibrox departure.
While Rangers are believed to want rid on a permanent deal as opposed to the loan deal their Mexican counterparts are thought to prefer, both parties are apparently keen on striking an agreement for a player who has played just 14 times since his £2m signing.
Considering the nature of his form in Light Blue, the Rangers fans in our bar wouldn’t be against seeing him leave.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Pena has failed to adapt to life in Scotland. The Mexican has shown glimpses of quality on the ball, though has never really looked fit enough to battle his way through physical defences in the SPFL and the idea of a quick-fire return to his homeland won’t come as much of a shock to Rangers fans.