The Daily Mail have speculated that Rangers may look to terminate midfielder Carlos Pena’s contract at Ibrox, after off-field incidents ruined his loan move to Cruz Azul.
The paper say that the former Mexican international is earning as much as £27,000-a-week at Rangers, which is an eye-watering amount for a player who has offered nothing to first-team.
It’s kind of weekly wage that could severely hamper Steven Gerrard’s ability to bring in quality talent.
The Mail reckon that the club could look to find a way to cancel Pena’s contract after he breached the terms of his loan to Cruz Azul, before heading off on a ‘sub-loan’ to Necaxa.
There’s no doubt that Pena needs to leave the club as soon as possible if he is not going to be a part of Gerrard’s first-team squad. Whether than is a permanent transfer, a loan or a free transfer doesn’t matter at this point.
Thankfully it seems that taking big risks on players like Pena is a thing of the past, with Gerrard and his recruitment team bringing in far more familiar targets over the last couple of transfer windows.
These legacy problems are difficult to navigate but when it comes to Pena, whichever option is best financially for Rangers is the one we need to take.