Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed midfielder Carlos Pena won’t be rejoining the first-team squad anytime soon.
The former Mexican international will go down as one of the biggest transfer flops in the history of the club after he made just a handful of average appearances under manager Pedro Caixinha before being bombed out of the squad on loan adventures in his homeland.
He currently remains on the books at Ibrox and according to The Scottish Sun earns a whopping £26,000-a-week.
When asked by The Daily Record this week whether Pena would be returning to his squad, Gerrard simply said: “No.”
Asked again whether he would likely be back, Gerrard shook his head before claiming not to to know whether the club are working towards axing him.
Clearly he does not want anything to do with what has been a damaging saga for the club and who can really blame him?
It would be nice to hear from someone at Ibrox about what exactly is going on with the midfielder, but at least it sounds like we are not going to try and force him into the Gerrard dressing room, where he could be a disruptive influence.
With his contract at the club not set to expire until 2020, it’s imperative we find a destination for him so he does not continue to drain resources that could be better spent elsewhere.