I was reading the Sunday People in a cafe this morning and came across this story, which quite frankly amazed me.
It’s not the fact that the club’s up for sale, but more the eye-watering amount.
I mean, if you believe that Randy Lerner is struggling to achieve a sale for the Villa at £150 million, how can Jeremy Peace expect to get the same or even more for West Brom?
That’s not being disrespectful to the Albion, but surely they just aren’t as big a club as Aston Villa are they? We have a bigger turnover, a bigger fanbase and arguably better prospects if we can get our act together.
Of course, there is one big difference, in that Albion actually make money. They made £10 million profit in the last figures.
And while making money in the real world is always a plus, is it really that important in footy land? After all, very few clubs make money and indeed, that’s not really what it’s about.
I wish Peace the best of luck in his sale, but I really wonder if these figures are at all accurate. According to the article though, a couple of seriously interested parties have been shown around the ground.
My opinion is that if Albion are worth £150 million, then Villa can’t fail to be worth £200 million.
If we stay in the Premier league, that is.
It’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out. After all, didn’t the Blues go for more money than the Villa?
Totally crazy, in my opinion.