Well some fun and games today and some journo’s printing a story Randy is looking to sell. So today we had this unsual comment from Pat Murphy.
After reports in a tabloid newspaper that Aston Villa’s American owner Randy Lerner is prepared to sell the club for £200m, BBC Sport’s Pat Murphy tells BBC Radio 5 live: “Randy Lerner has treated that story with disdain.
“I have just spoken to Aston Villa’s chief executive Paul Faulkner; he says he has spoken to Lerner and the story is nonsense, there’s no truth in it.
“Faulkner says he speaks to Lerner three or four times a day and he watches every game, no matter where he is in the world.
“He (Faulkner) added that Lerner had put £250m into the club and has no intention of walking away.”
Now please note the last line …
that is a lie or something has changed … I think we have the answer to the £90M question.
Now Randy until the £90M had not put all the money in the trust did and that was around £90M …
Now it could be Randy has put the 90M in to pay off the trust debts.
Of course buying the club should not be included into this either so this is what I call an Ellisian lie/statement and for me Faulkner has just stated the selling price to everyone. The price is £250M and that will get Lerner some profit back because of the management fees and interest he has charged.
So if someone wants 25% of the club Randy wants £62.5M
Remember please that two months before he sold the Browns he also denied he was selling.
Game on in my view
Pat Murphy also claimed that Villa want to rebuild the North Stand, what on earth is that nonsense ? A monument to himself, the Randy Lerner Stand ?