Thursday media watch [05.06.14 PM]: Reaction to Senderos deal
Express and Star: Villa this afternoon confirmed the signing of Philippe Senderos on a two-year deal. The 29-year-old became the claret and blues' first summer signing before flying to Brazil tomorrow with the Switzerland squad for the World Cup. The centre-back was available on a free transfer after a short-spell at Valencia following a four-year stay at Fulham.
Express and Star: Marc Albrighton today claimed Villa never offered him a new deal before they released him. The winger signed for Leicester on a four-year contract last month after being allowed to leave.
Express and Star: Ireland boss Martin O'Neill today insisted he wants Roy Keane to stay as his assistant as he put talk of his planned Villa switch on hold. The former claret and blues manager remained tight-lipped on Keane's link to his old club and wants to forget the speculation until after Ireland's games. Keane is expected to become Lambert's No.2 once Ireland return from America, where they are playing friendlies against Costa Rica and Portugal.
Setanta Sports: Former Arsenal and Fulham defender Philippe Senderos has signed for Aston Villa on a two-year deal. Swiss international Senderos, 29, becomes Villa manager Paul Lambert's first signing of the summer.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of defender Phillipe Senderos. The 29-year-old, who was released this summer by Fulham following their relegation to the Championship, will move to Villa Park on a two-year deal from 1 July.
Goal.com: Aston Villa have confirmed they have signed Phillipe Senderos on a two-year deal, with the defender set to join the club on July 1. Senderos, who was released by Fulham at the end of last season, is currently part of Switzerland's World Cup squad and says he is thrilled to be returning to the Premier League with Paul Lambert's side.
ClubCall: Ireland boss Martin O'Neill wants Roy Keane to stay as his assistant as the Irishman put talk of his planned Villa switch on hold. O'Neill remained tight-lipped on Keane's talks to link up with Paul Lambert at Villa Park and wants to forget the speculation until after Ireland's upcoming US-based friendlies against Costa Rica and Portugal.
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