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Richardson insists Senderos will prove big Aston Villa success

Kieran Richardson says Philippe Senderos will prove himself a great signing for Aston Villa.

Both Fulham players have arrived on free transfers this summer.

"Phil was at Fulham with me and he is a top pro," Richardson told the Birmingham Mail.

"He's a good centre-half and I'm sure he'll give 100 per cent.

"He's played for Arsenal, Milan, Everton. His resumé is very good and a player like that doesn't play for those clubs for no reason. He's a top, top guy, he's very good in the dressing room. He's a leader and he does talk a lot, which is good.

"Vlaar's had a great World Cup. I've been very impressed, when I've played against him as well in numerous games he has been a stand-out figure at the back.

"Hopefully he can come back from the World Cup and continue his form. Playing so well breeds confidence so I'm sure he'll be on a high."

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