Rumours are spreading fast that Randy Lerner will most likely sell Aston Villa at the end of the season and has already lined up two American investors. Lerner is looking to sell the club for a price of £200-£250million and rumours suggest that Aston Villa maybe sold to either a pair of Americans or a Russian Billionaire. Take over talks have been productive but ultimately, Aston Villa will only be bought if they successfully avoid relegation this season.
Aston Villa have been in decline ever since Martin O’Neill left the club in 2010 and since then Aston Villa have had financial issues linked with high player wages. Paul Lambert was brought in by Lerner to balance the books and since then Aston Villa have been buying cheap players for low wages in a hope that they will quickly adapt to the Premier League and make an impact.
In regards to the take over, it’s believed that these two potential American Investors hope to replicate Liverpool’s recent revival. Aston Villa may take up a new transfer policy of buying quality players but always younger than 25.
More information will surface about potential buyers and the take over itself. But the most important thing is for Aston Villa to avoid relegation, otherwise no one will be interested in buying our club.