According to The Daily Record, Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has ruled out Carlos Peña returning to the club this January.
He was due to return to Rangers this month after having his contract at Mexican outfit Necaxa terminated at the end of last year, however, Gerrard seems to have quashed those rumours.
He was signed by former manager Pedro Caixinha in the summer of 2017 for a fee of £2.2m from Mexican outfit Guadalajara, which was quite a lot in Rangers’ recent transfer history. There was, therefore, a degree of expectation surrounding the Mexican.
His first few months, however, turned out to be fairly uneventful, and he subsequently joined his sacked manager again in Mexico with Cruz Azul last January. He was loaned to another Liga MX team at the beginning of this season, Necaxa, but had his contract terminated after some off-field misdemeanours.
Gerrard is completely right to rule out this potential return, as it is very unlikely that the midfielder would add anything constructive to The Gers as he did nothing to prove that he should play for Rangers when he was at Ibrox. Not only were his performances for The Gers sub-par when he did play, but he did not show the greatest attitude by consistently looking to move away from the club.
In such a pivotal season for Rangers, as they are with touching distance of Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, they do not want any players disrupting the squad. They have already recruited Steven Davis, and could well bring in some more new faces by the end of January, meaning Peña would bring very little to the team. This is definitely the right choice from Gerrard.
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