Friday media watch [06.06.14 AM]: More Senderos reaction
Birmingham Mail: Philippe Senderos is determined to reach his Premier League prime at Villa after rushing through his free transfer before jetting off to the World Cup. The 29-year-old Swiss international defender became Paul Lambert's first signing of the summer yesterday afternoon and will depart for Brazil 2014 duty today.
The Sun: Philippe Senderos has signed a two-year deal at Aston Villa. The 29-year-old Swiss defender, who was released by Fulham, said: "I'm delighted to be joining a great club."
Daily Express: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says his Borussia Dortmund mentor Ottmar Hitzfeld urged him to sign Philippe Senderos. Ex-Arsenal and Fulham centre-back Senderos, 29, flies out to Brazil with Switzerland today after agreeing a two-year deal to join Villa as a free agent after a loan spell at Valencia last season.
Times: Ron Vlaar believes that Roy Keane will inject steel and fighting spirit into Aston Villa should the Ireland assistant manager be appointed No.2 to Paul Lambert. The centre-back said that Keane's determination and will to win will rub off on his team-mates, who were threatened by relegation this season.
Daily Mail: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar believes Roy Keane's animal instincts will bring a necessary 'fighting spirit' to the club if he becomes assistant to Paul Lambert.
Best Of The Rest
Daily Mail: Wayne Rooney has hit back at critic Paul Scholes after ending his eight-month goal drought - insisting he is fit and hungry to play in tomorrow's final World Cup warm-up game against Honduras.
The Sun: Jose Mourinho wants Cesc Fabregas and believes he can clinch a £30million deal after the World Cup.
Mirror: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is refusing to give up on his Brazil dream.
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