Rangers transfer update as Hamza Igamane trigger revealed and megaflop claims he was anything but

Gutted FAR Rabat have detailed the reasons why they had to let Hamza Igamane join Rangers.

And they have insisted he will be the last of their players to move to Europe this season. Rangers are poised to confirm the signing of the 21-year-old highly-rated prospect this week as manager Philippe Clement continues his rebuild for next season. And his club have told their fans why they allowed their star man to leave.

A club spokesman is quoted in the Moroccan media as stating: "Hamza has signed a contract with Rangers for five seasons, which amounts to £1.75 million plus extra clauses. The reason we have allowed him to make the transfer is we recognise the goal of this talented player was to go to Europe and we have allowed him the opportunity. It also helps the image of our club and Moroccan football. But Hamza will be the only player who will leave the club this summer. We have received offers and interest from other European clubs about several of our players. However, we feel it is important to keep the spine of the team to give us the best possible chance of winning titles this season."

Meanwhile, former Rangers flop Carlos Pena has insisted his time at Ibrox was a success. The former Mexican international has joined the 15th club of his career at Racing City of Los Angeles and he admitted it could be his last at the age of 34. He had a disastrous spell at Ibrox after then-manager Pedro Caixinha splashed out £3 million on him seven years ago.

His Rangers contract was eventually terminated by mutual consent in February 2019 after two loan spells in Mexico blighted by alcohol problems. Since then, he had a stint in Poland where he didn't kick a ball with GKS Tychy, before returning to Mexico with three different clubs. He then signed for obscure clubs in El Salvador and Guatemala before ending up in Honduras with CD Vida, where he was released and announced he was considering retirement. But he also played for clubs in Dubai and Syria before his latest move and he insisted he had no regrets.

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Pena said: "My only disappointment was that I never played in the Champions League - although I did play in the Europa League with Rangers. At every club, I gave my all and was a success at them all. I achieved all the goals I set for myself as a child, the Copa America, the Gold Cup, Libertadores, Concacaf and winning leagues. The final stage of my career is approaching, I will continue to enjoy it."