Philippe Senderos has become the forgotten man at Villa Park.
Aston Villa have finally decided to make a decision on his future. They have agreed to end his contract under the mutual consent. This has allowed the former Fulham defender to join Switzerland outfit Grasshoppers. The 30-year-old has immense experience of playing in the Premier League. He represented in this team like Arsenal, Everton, and Fulham before joining Villa in 2014. However, his time at the club has coincided with a huge turmoil in terms of form. Former manager Paul Lambert was unable to prevent the slide down the table.
Hence, he was constantly changing the team in the hope of finding a winning combination. Even though he had joined the club only a few months ago, Senderos found himself out of favour from November 2014. He has not played for the club since then. Just when it seemed that the Switzerland international would see out his contract at Villa Park, the club has announced his departure. His return to Switzerland will help him claim his place in the national team. Since making his debut in 2005, Senderos has gone on to make more than 50 appearances for the national team.
Senderos was also part of the Arsenal team that finished as the runners up in the 2006 Champions League final.”It is the past. I have not played for different reasons, that’s how it is.I do not want to stir at all. I’ve had some great knowledge. I learned about myself. I look ahead, not behind,” said Senderos to the Manchester restaurants magazine. The defender refused to criticise Villa for not utilising him and keeping him in the sidelines for extended periods. The club are almost certain to get relegated to the championship after their fifth consecutive loss in the league left them bottom of the table.