Rangers have released midfielder Carlos Pena, the club’s official website has confirmed.
In an official statement on rangers.co.uk, the Scottish Premiership side confirmed Pena’s 18 months at Ibrox had come to an end.
The statement read: “We can confirm that Carlos Pena is no longer a Rangers player. His contract has been terminated. We wish him the best for his future.”
The tempestuous 28-year-old midfielder had 18 months left to run on his contract but Rangers have axed him after 14 appearances.
Pena was signed by Pedro Caixinha at the same time as fellow Mexican Eduardo Herrera.
In a recent report by The Scottish Sun, it emerged that these two players were earning a staggering £50,000-per-week between them.
Herrera is currently out on loan at Club Necaxa in the Mexican top division and his future at Rangers looks bleak.
Steven Gerrard is likely to let him go permanently when the summer transfer window opens and this would signal the end of Caixinha’s legacy at Rangers.
Caixinha’s time at Rangers was a disaster and the club have been weighed down by these high-earning flops.
Getting rid of Herrera, following Pena’s exit, frees up wages for Rangers to invest in their playing squad for Gerrard.
And Caixinha’s flops will have all departed, aside from Daniel Candeias, who was the only good signing of that era.