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|Posté le: 07/06/18, 10:25 am Sujet du message: Rangers flop Pena joins Mexican club Necaxa
|The 28-year-old was axed by former Gers boss Pedro Caixinha at Cruz Azul.
Rangers midfielder thai sbo Carlos Pena has been forced to join another Mexican club on loan after Cruz Azul cancelled his year-long switch from Ibrox six months early.
Necaxa have now taken over the remainder of the 28-year-old’s loan period after his former Gers boss Pedro Caixinha axed him following his troubled stay with Cruz Azul.
Pena’s latest switch comes amid reports that he had been forced to check himself into a rehab facility run by former boxer Julio Cesar Chavez in order to combat his problems with alcohol.
Necaxa confirmed the move on their Twitter account, posting: “Welcome, @G27Gullit To defend these colours.”
Cruz Azul also Tweeted: “Thanks for your service, @G27Gullit! We wish you the best, Much success!”
Mario Hernandez Lash, Necaxa’s sports director, has vowed to help Pena fight his demons and rediscover his best form.
He told the mediotiempo.com website: “We all deserve a second chance. He became thai sbo the most sought-after player in Mexican football a few years ago and I do not think he has forgotten to play football. You just have to guide him.”
Pena was Caixinha’s marquee signing for Gers last summer but his £2.2million move turned out to be a costly mistake as he struggled to adapt to life in Scotland.
He managed five goals in 14 outings for the Ibrox outfit but failed to impress with his general displays and was sent back to his homeland in January as he hooked up with Caxinha once more at Cruz Azul.
The Portuguese boss was hoping to help Pena rejuvenate his career having taken over at the Mexico City outfit following his Rangers sacking.
But the former Mexican international again struggled on the pitch as he failed to net in his 10 appearances and was released after allegations of drunken behaviour at a team hotel. thai sbo