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Aston Villa takeover: Chinese company agree £60m deal

Aston Villa takeover: Chinese company agree £60m deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chinese businessman and Chairman of the Recan Group Dr Tony Jiantong Xia has agreed to buy relegated Aston Villa for £60m, the club has confirmed via an official statement. American billionaire Randy Lerner, who bought Aston Villa in 2006, put the club up for sale in 2014, and he believes...
Via Soccerlens
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chinese investor buys Aston Villa for reported $86 million

London (AFP) – Aston Villa have been sold to a Chinese group owned by Dr Tony Jiantong Xia, the Championship club announced on Wednesday, in a deal worth a reported $86 million. Villa crashed out of the Premier League after a miserable season that saw the Midlands team win just three of their 38 matches, but that hasn’t stopped Dr Xia making his move. US-based owner Randy Lerner...
Via World Soccer Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

US owner Lerner takes responsibility for Aston Villa's relegation

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has accepted blame for the club's relegation from the Barclays Premier League.The American, who rarely attends games, has been under fire from fans during Villa's slide down the table over the last five years.Villa were relegated from the Barclays Premier League after last week's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, the first time they have dropped out...
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Browns owner Randy Lerner losing $100,000 a day through Aston Villa

When he woke up this morning, Randy Lerner had already lost $100,000 just for owning Aston Villa. The former owner of the Cleveland Browns is now toiling away with another franchise, Aston Villa, and it is not going so well in the financial department. According to Forbes, Aston Villa has racked up a debt of $356 million in tax losses since Lerner bought the club for $95 million...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Lambert Urges Aston Villa Fans to Cancel Protest Against Randy Lerner

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has urged frustrated fans to call off a planned protest at the start of Saturday's clash at home to Liverpool. Three unofficial fans' websites – Villa Blog, My Old Man Said and A Villa Fan – have called on fellow supporters to boycott the opening eight minutes of the Barclays Premier League clash with the Reds via an open letter entitled 'We...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner Prepared to Fund Aston Villa Signings in January

Boss Paul Lambert will be backed in the January transfer window – although Aston Villa will not spend big. Chief executive Tom Fox has revealed chairman Randy Lerner, who put the club up for sale in May, is prepared to fund signings. Lerner is understood to have a new lease of life at Villa, despite looking for a buyer over the summer. Paddy Reilly has been drafted in as the club’s...
Via World Soccer Talk
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Lerner puts Aston Villa up for sale

The rumors have finally come to fruition. After eight years as Aston Villa’s owner, former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner is finally selling his Aston Villa soccer club. In a statement on Villa’s website Lerner gave detailed reasons for selling up as he believes that a fresh and a new approach is needed to bring the club back to its glory days of the past. Above all, the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aston Villa Is For Sale Confirms Billionaire Owner Randy Lerner

Billionaire owner Randy Lerner has had enough of Aston Villa and has put the Premier League club up for sale. The Aston Villa owner hopes to complete the sale in the next six weeks, and has employed two major US banks as advisors, hinting that the club could be sold to investors in the US, as has long been rumored. In a statement on the club website, Lerner revealed: “It is time...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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