Philippe Senderos has left Fulham for La Liga side Valencia on transfer deadline day.
The Swiss centre back had struggled at Craven Cottage during Fulham’s dismal season and had spoken of his desire to leave after falling out of favour with new boss Rene Meulensteen. The 28 year-old made 68 first-team appearances for the Whites after joining on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer of 2010 and has completed a permanent switch to Valencia, who are currently tenth in the Spanish top flight.
Fulham defender Philippe Senderos is reportedly set to remain at the club after seeing a move to Serie A side Lazio collapse.
Italian source Tutto Mercato Web provided an update on the mystery surrounding the centre-half’s link with a switch to Italy and subsequent failure to complete the move, claiming the Cottagers have now decided to keep him until the summer.
Quotes attributed to the player’s brother Julien read: “His agents are doing a good job, but his return to Italy is very difficult for a very simple reason.
“Fulham do not want to let him go. The situation of the ranking of the London club is not the best, they must be saved and Senderos is an important player for his coach who does not want to lose him.
“He is very unlikely to arrive in Italy right now.”
Former Arsenal man Senderos is out of contract at the end of the season and has been courted by a host of clubs across Europe.
Lazio are looking to make a move for Fulham’s Swiss defender Philippe Senderos who is out of contract at the end of the season.
The 28-year-old former Arsenal defender has been at Fulham since 2010, but is struggling to agree to on a new deal to stay at Craven Cottage.
Infoticker.ch report that Lazio are looking to rejuvenate their defence in the summer and Lazio believe that the tall defender could be a cost effective solution should they make a move now or on a Bosman at the end of the season.
Senderos has 50 caps for Switzerland, and has played in Italy before, spending a season on loan at AC Milan in the 2008-2009 season.
Experienced Fulham defender Philippe Senderos wants to leave the west London club in the January transfer window unless he can regain his place in the Cottagers’ first team between now and the turn of the year, according to reports in the Sun on Sunday.
The Switzerland international is currently out of favour at Craven Cottage under head coach Martin Jol, and has not played a single match the club so far far in the new Premier League season.
In fact, the 28-year-old even rejected the opportunity to move to Serie A side Parma on a season-long loan deal during the recent summer transfer window, with Senderos preferring instead to remain at Fulham and fight for his place in the first team.
However, the former Arsenal, AC Milan and Everton central defender has now told Jol that he will depart the capital when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year if he is not brought back into the first-team fold before then.
Senderos has been at Fulham since June 2010 when he arrived at the club from Premier League rivals Arsenal on a free transfer, with the Swiss agreeing a three-year deal, before them signing a one-year contract extension with the Cottagers last March.
ulham boss Martin Jol is willing to let Philippe Senderos and John Arne Riise leave the club before the transfer window closes on Monday night.
Defender Senderos only signed a new one-year deal in March, but hasn’t featured this season, with the summer arrival of Fernando Amorebieta forcing the Swiss centre-back even further down the pecking order.
Jol is also ready to let Riise move on, despite an injury to first choice left-back Kieran Richardson.
However, he promised to bring in cover if the pair leave Craven Cottage over the weekend.
“There are always players who tell you they need games, so I don’t know what will happen over the last couple of days,” said the Dutch manager.
“We’ve got a few players; Philippe Senderos needs games and would like to start – he isn’t – so we will have to wait and see what happens to him because Aaron Hughes is doing well, Fernando did well and Brede [Hangeland] is my captain.
“With John we were very honest about it. He’s too good, too experienced and a servant to the club, so if he needs to play I will never tell him he’s got to stay because we have Kieran.
“There’s an opportunity that one or two of the players could leave the club, then we will do something.”