Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena could have his loan deal terminated early by Necaxa after failing to turn up to training on Wednesday, according to La Opinion.
The newspaper claims on their website that even though the Liga MX season is yet to finish, Necaxa may decide that they will send Pena, 28, back to Ibrox, where he is still contracted to Rangers.
It is understood that Necaxa had given the £26,000-a-week (Scottish Sun) Gers midfielder a second chance after his alcohol problems at Cruz Azul earlier in the year, however his no-show at training on Wednesday does not look as though it will go down well with the Mexican club’s board.
Pena needs help badly. Whether he will get it at Rangers remains to be seen but this is a man who is having a crisis and needs all the expert guidance that he can get right now. Pena went AWOL while at Cruz Azul and there were even reports that he had gone missing after he was caught urinating in a hotel fountain while drunk. Rangers are in a very awkward situation because the Mexican midfielder is being paid a lot of money for them and it is clear that he is not fit to play for them. It would probably be very bad for him if his contract was torn up by the Gers, but on a footballing perspective, that is what they should probably do. When you look at the problem deeper, then terminating his contract is perhaps one of the worst things they could do. It’s going to be very interesting to see how Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen approach this because it looks like Pena is going to be returning to Glasgow way sooner than planned.