Senderos heading to Celtic on loan

Philippe Senderos: Heading to Parkhead?

Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos could move to Celtic later this week after the player and his manager, Arsene Wenger, said a deal would favour all parties.

The 24-year-old is desperate to gain regular first-team football to help his chances of making the Swiss national squad for this year’s World Cup Finals in South Africa.

Arsenal last week resigned Sol Campbell and Wenger admitted it may be beneficial for Senderos to seek regular football elsewhere with Celtic showing interest.

“There is an interest from Celtic, yes. It may happen,” he said.

“We have Sol Campbell and we have four centre backs.

“Philippe needs to play. He has not played for a long time and he needs to if he wants to go to the World Cup.”

Reports suggest Celtic manager Tony Mowbray is looking to strengthen his defence further, after capturing Dutch centre-back Jos Hooiveld from AIK Solna last weekend.

Senderos said he was honoured to be linked to the Glasgow team and said it would be perfect if a deal could happen between the clubs.

“I am very honoured that a big club like Celtic are interested in me and a loan deal right now would suit me perfectly,” he said.

“My main priority is to get back playing regular football. I really miss that.

“The World Cup this summer is a really big thing for me. I know that if I’m not playing regularly my chances of playing in South Africa will be badly affected.

“It would be my second World Cup and I want to get the best possible build-up to it.

“Unfortunately, I haven’t played a lot of football recently and that’s why I feel I have to leave Arsenal.

“Hopefully something will be in place over the next few days but I’ll wait and see.”


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