Steven Gerrard and Rangers could have a Carlos Peña shaped problem on the way.
There was a bit of confusion on Wednesday in Mexico, as the future of the Rangers flop Cappeared to have been officially sealed by Cruz Azul, where he is on loan, only for his status to change soon after.
On their website, the Mexican club have posted a list of players that are deemed ‘transferable’ by the club for the second half of the season, which originally featured the Ibrox owned midfielder.
However, the Rangers player’s name then disappeared, leaving just Omar Mendoza and Emanuel Loeschbor, both currently on loan at Club Tijuana and Monarcas Morelia respectively, with that status.
This led Record in Mexico to publish an article on the matter wondering why this move was made, especially after Pedro Caixinha, now in charge of Cruz Azul after a brief spell at Ibrox, made it clear Peña wouldn’t be continuing with the Liga MX side.
The Rangers loanee was sent to the club’s U20s after ‘disciplinary matters’, and his current manager explained his future was entirely up to the Scottish club since the player’s loan is still valid until December 31st.
Record, despite claiming his status is currently ‘in suspense’, state it would take a ‘true unforeseen event’ for “Gullit”, the midfielder’s nickname, to see out his loan, suggesting a return to Ibrox is more than likely in the coming weeks.
What happens after that, however, is entirely in Rangers’ hands. Steven Gerrard could have true man-management test on his hands in his first few weeks in charge of the Scottish Premiership club.