Cruz Azul’s sporting director Eduardo de la Torre has appeared to play down claims the Mexican side are paying Carlos Pena’s wages in full.
But de la Torre suggested that the deal was not as clearcut as had been reported.
Speaking to the media in Mexico, de la Torre is quoted as saying: “As for the salary that [Carlos Pena] will receive, I heard that he will be the best paid.
“The only thing I can tell you is that the official figures are far from the ones you [have heard].
“Carlos is coming for a year on loan. We do have a [purchase] option at the end of the year,” he confirmed.
Pena jetted out to his homeland earlier this month with a view to completing a 12-month loan deal with the Mexican top flight side that will see him reunited with his former manager at Ibrox.
An arrival from Guadalajara during the summer of 2017, Pena struggled for form at Rangers despite netting five goals for the club.
Despite not featuring straight away, he forced his way into Caixinha’s plans but fell out of favour following the sacking of the Portuguese boss, and failed to consistently make the team under then interim boss Graeme Murty.