Mexico midfielder Carlos “Gullit” Pena is in talks a couple of transfer to Scottish big Rangers, in line with the participant’s agent.
Pena spent final season on mortgage at Liga MX facet Leon, however the 27-year-old is nonetheless a Chivas participant.
“There are a few choices,” Pena’s agent Salvador Necochea informed ESPN Mexico’s Ivan Canada on Thursday. “The strongest is Rangers, however we’re nonetheless in talks. The negotiation hasn’t been 100 p.c sealed.”
The agent added that Rangers supervisor Pedro Caixinha has been a fan of attacking midfielder Pena since he labored in Mexico for Santos Laguna.
“Lots of the curiosity comes from Pedro [Caixinha] understanding him completely and seeing that his qualities are perfect for the fashion of play that he needs to implement at his present membership,” Necochea mentioned.
The potential deal has been extensively reported in Scotland, nevertheless it might be held up by work visa points, with Pena solely that includes in two Mexico nationwide group video games since 2015, though he was included within the Copa America Centenario squad final summer time.
Pena was one in every of Mexico’s brightest youthful gamers forward of the 2014 World Cup, however has struggled to recapture that type since.
Caixinha, the previous Santos coach, is seeking to spend massive to revamp the membership, in line with reviews that say he needs Hearts winger Jamie Walker and teammate Callum Paterson in a deal that might high £1 million.
Tom Marshall covers Liga MX and the Mexican nationwide group for ESPN FC. Twitter: @MexicoWorldCup.