Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos talks up exit

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Aston Villa’s Philippe Senderos could leave the club this month.

Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos has told reporters that he needs to be playing more and suggests a switch back to the Swiss top-flight could be of interest to him, in comments published by the Mirror.

The Switzerland international has not featured at all for Villa this season, leaving him feeling frustrated as he seeks first-team football ahead of this summer’s European Championships.

With a move to a fellow Premier League side doubtful, the former Arsenal defender is realistic regarding his situation and highlights how a return to the Swiss Super League could be of interest.

“Maybe the Swiss Super League is the ideal solution for me,” he told the press.

“I’ll try anything as I want to play matches again. I know I still have several good years ahead of me. I’ve not been able to do what I enjoy the most, I miss the pleasure of battles on the pitch, and it is frustrating.”

Villa opted not to include Senderos in their plans this season after signing a number of new players in the summer, including centre-backs Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott.

While the Swiss defender’s best days are perhaps behind him, his replacements in the Villa first-team have not exactly been a roaring success as the club sit bottom of the table with one win all season.

After four years at Fulham, Senderos enjoyed a brief stint a La Liga giants Valencia before moving back to the Premier League with Villa in the summer of 2014, signing a two-year contract.

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