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Carlos Pena is returning to Mexico after simply six months in Scotland.

Mexico midfielder Carlos Pena has moved to Cruz Azul on a year-long mortgage deal from Rangers.

The Mexico midfielder will crew up with former Gers supervisor Pedro Caixinha on the Liga MX membership, simply six months after arriving in Scotland.

Pena struggled to acclimatise to the Premiership, making simply 14 appearances since he was signed by Caixinha in the summertime, throughout which interval he scored 5 occasions, however has now been moved on by Ibrox boss Graeme Murty.

A press release on the Rangers web site mentioned: “Rangers can as we speak verify the departure of Carlos Pena to Mexican outfit Cruz Azul on an year-long mortgage deal.

“The 27-year-old departs till subsequent January having netted 5 targets in 14 video games for the Mild Blues.

“Rangers wish to thank Carlos for his providers up to now and want him the perfect at his new membership.”

Since his arrival, Caixinha has got down to enhance Cruz Azul’s defence, signing right-back Jose Maduena from Atlas earlier than including Pena.

“I’ve all the time had the identical objective I’ve had since I left my residence at age 13, I dreamed of enjoying within the first division, debuting and enjoying in a World Cup,” Pena mentioned at a information convention on Tuesday.

“And I’m coming to this membership with lots of hope and I wish to do issues nicely.”

Rangers have already made strikes to strengthen in the midst of the park within the January window, including Sean Goss and Jamie Murphy, whereas they’ve recalled Michael O’Halloran and Andy Halliday from mortgage spells.

Jordan Thompson has departed on mortgage to Livingston till the top of the season, however Rangers have been linked with a transfer for former Hibernian striker Jason Cummings, who’s at present at Nottingham Forest.

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