Rangers fans react as Carlos Pena's contract has been terminated

Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Pena has seen his contract at Rangers terminated after a dismal spell.

Carlos Pena of Rangers is challenged by Scott Brown of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers have confirmed on their official website that midfielder Carlos Pena's contract has been terminated, 18 months before it was due to expire - and Gers fans are delighted on Twitter.

Pena, 28, joined Rangers in the summer of 2017 as one of Pedro Caixinha's marquee signings. It looked promising for Rangers, with powerhouse Pena having 19 Mexico caps to his name.

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The Record claim he cost Rangers a whopping £2million, and was earning an enormous £20,000 a week. It could not have gone worse for the midfielder, though. Caixinha was soon sacked, and Pena managed just 14 Gers outings.

 

Pena was loaned at Caixinha's new side Cruz Azul, but he played only 10 times. He was checked into rehab after being spotted with alcohol after a training session, and angered Rangers fans by wiping his nose on a pair of Gers shorts.

His loan was cancelled at Azul and he was immediately sent to Club Necaxa, where he played nine times. He returned to Rangers in December, but Steven Gerrard openly admitted to not knowing where he was.

Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Now, it appears Pena has been released from his Rangers contract, in a very brief statement posted on the club's website. So brief, it lasts just 25 words: "We can confirm that Carlos Pena is no longer a Rangers player. His contract has been terminated. We wish him the best for his future."

Mexican outlet Futbol RF claimed on Monday that Pena was set to join second-tier Polish side GKS Tychy in a bid to get his career back on track.

Rangers fans reacted on Twitter to the news Pena is no longer a Rangers player, while some want the money used to buy on-loan Liverpool star Ryan Kent permanently.

Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

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