Rangers flop Carlos Pena has been unveiled by GKS Tychy as he aims to get his career back on track in Poland.
A £2 million signing from Guadalajara in 2017 (Football Scotland), Rangers looked to have pulled off quite the coup when they lured a seasoned Mexican international to Ibrox.
But, like compatriot Eduardo Herrera, Pena failed to make a positive impression in Scottish football despite averaging a goal every three games from central midfield.
He made just 12 Scottish Premiership appearances before returning to his homeland via ill-fated loan spells at Cruz Azul and Necaxa.
It was little surprise when Rangers decided to terminate his contract in January, saving the club £20,000 a week in wages. But few expected Pena to turn up in the Polish second tier just eight weeks later.
The 28-year-old has signed a one year deal with GKS Tychy, who are eleventh in the 18-team division. And Pena seems thrilled to be handed a fresh start.
"I am very happy that I came to Poland and I will be able to play here,” he told the club’s official website.
"This is not a step back. I've been in (Poland) for three weeks. In general, I like it here and I am glad that I will have the opportunity to train for such a team."
Rangers made ten signings during that summer of 2017 under Pedro Caixinha but only four of those, Graham Dorrans, Alfredo Morelos, Daniel Candeias and Ryan Jack, are still at Ibrox.
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