Former Aston Villa star Eric Djemba-Djemba has gone bust despite earning millions in soccer.

The midfielder, who previously played for Manchester United, has been declared bankrupt by a Birmingham insolvency court.

And Aston Villa FC is believed to be among creditors of the player, who banked an estimated £4 million from his English football career.

A club source said Villa was owed money by the Cameroon international for merchandise.

Djemba-Djemba moved to Qatar Sports Club, in the Middle East, this summer after snubbing a chance to stay in English football with Burnley FC.

His agent Charles Collymore refused to discuss his client's debt crisis when contacted by the Sunday Mercury.

But he said: "It (the bankruptcy) is a situation that is personal to him.

"It has obviously been an accumulation of problems over a long time. But it would not be proper for me to comment on it."