Sevco’s hopes of shipping Carlos Pena back to Mexico have been dashed.
The play-maker has already been dumped by Cruz Azul and Necaxa this year with the Mexican media carrying lurid stories about his off the field lifestyle.
Pena is available again for Sevco from January 1 but it seems highly unlikely that the 28-year-old will feature in Steven Gerrard’s plans.
Overnight there were some reports that Leon would take the midfielder on loan but that notion was shot down by their president, Jesus Martinez Murguia.
“No, to Gullit, I wish him the best of successes,” Jesus told the Daily Record.
“He is a great player, he is a great friend personally and I hope he does well in his career but for now he will not return.”
Pena was signed on a lucrative three year contract while Pedro Caixinha was in charge at Ibrox.
After signing in June 2017 he struggled to adapt to the pace of Scottish football, after Caixinha was sacked Graeme Murty made it clear that he wouldn’t play any part in his plans.
With a contract that runs until June 2020 it looks likely that Pena will have to be offered a pay off as the full price of the Caixinha Revolution hits home.