Rangers flop Carlos Pena reacts after being unveiled by GKS Tychy

Rangers fans are seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Carlos Pena cost Rangers £2 million in 2017 but played his 12 Scottish Premiership games under Pedro Caixinha.

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,...

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.

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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.

Carlos Pena of Guadalajara celebrates after scoring during their Mexican Clausura 2016 tournament football match against Dorados at Chivas stadium on May 1, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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