Rangers transfer news: Senderos signs for Houston Dynamo

By Danny Wright

8th Aug, 2017 | 12:33pm

Done deal: 32-year-old signs for new club after Rangers exit

By Danny Wright

Philippe Senderos has been confirmed to have found a new club following his release from Rangers at the end of last season.

MLS side Houston Dynamo announced on their official Twitter account and official website on Monday that the 32-year-old had signed for them, subject to international clearance.

Senderos found himself enduring a really tough spell at Rangers last season, as he featured just four times across all competitions after he signed from Swiss side Grasshoppers in August.

He was sent off on his debut in a 5-1 battering from Old Firm rivals Celtic, and never really managed to pick himself up as he failed to earn a single minute on the pitch under the charge of Pedro Caixinha, who took the reins in March.

The former Arsenal and Fulham defender will now join former Rangers man DaMarcus Beasley at Houston Dynamo, who are currently enjoying a great season in the MLS Western Conference as they sit second in the table behind Sporting Kansas City.

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Football Insider Verdict

It’s good to see that Senderos’ career hasn’t been completely ruined after what was a nightmare of a spell in Glasgow. He is one of many signings that Mark Warburton made at Ibrox that simply wasn’t good enough, and his debut against Celtic showed that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind, or even at the right level, to be playing in the Scottish Premiership. The MLS is a good move for the Swiss stopper. It’s where a lot of experienced European players go to wind down their careers and with less media focus on the league he should have a lot less pressure on him to find his feet. Rangers is one of the biggest clubs in the UK, so that probably didn’t help him moving from the relatively obscure Swiss league.

In other Rangers news, another one of the Gers’ drop-outs appears to have found a new club as he has joined up with them for training.

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