Senderos open to Bhoys move
Philippe Senderos has admitted he would be interested in joining Celtic to secure first-team football.
Last Updated: 19/01/10 3:37pm
Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has admitted he would be interested in joining Celtic on loan to secure first-team football.
The Switzerland international is currently well down the Arsenal pecking order and is desperate to play regularly ahead of this summer's World Cup finals.
Senderos is out of contract in the summer and feels a loan deal would be the perfect option for him as he looks to leave Emirates Stadium.
Celtic are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements following Gary Caldwell's sale, although manager Tony Mowbray has signed Jos Hooiveld.
Senderos, who was loaned to AC Milan last season, knows the Hoops are a massive club and concedes that being linked with them is an honour.
"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."
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed Celtic's interest in the 24-year-old and that the clubs could strike a deal in the transfer window.
"There is an interest from Celtic, yes. It may happen," he told the club's official website. "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."