Pena has seen his contract at Rangers terminated after a dismal spell.
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.
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.
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.
A junkie who somehow ended up on a £1,000,000 a year contract at Rangers. All the best Carlos.— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) February 5, 2019
There was no way back for him after the shorts incident imo, glad Club felt the same.— Stef9©™ GB (@Stef9c) February 5, 2019
Yes lump sum lost however bright side: savings of at least 20k a week that could go towards a potential full time winger contract from Liverpool here’s hoping— Beckz (@Sellars_x) February 5, 2019
No flab on that statement , unlike Carlos .— Esteban De Mejicanos (@WeegieTamales) February 5, 2019
I’d have taken him in the first half of the season. A CM who drives at opposition instead of resorting to playing the ball wide. The 1-1 Dundee game springs to mind. Not now though. All the best @G27Gullit— John (@JohnCox1999) February 5, 2019
Sign kent now— Jt (@Jptsince92) February 5, 2019
Kent Cartel imminent— Jardel (@RyanJardinez) February 5, 2019
Less said the better. Move on and forget.— Stuart Jock McKenzie (@Jock_Rangers) February 5, 2019
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