Aston Villa journalist Dan Rolinson has been sharing his thoughts on the club’s current owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris as well as the possibility of the duo potentially selling up in the near future.
With the potential issue being raised of the idea that the owners could walk out if Villa were to stop making progress, Rolinson had this to say about the pair.
He said: “I don’t even know why we’re talking about Villa being sold, but if we are to be sold, they will make a profit on the club because they’re in a better position now than when they found them.
“Villa have got loads of saleable assets, they’re worth a lot of money, the owners have got loads of money as well as the talk of the FFP changing or being scrapped, or whatever the wording is – that gives them the opportunity to spend and hopefully put Villa into a position where they can be more profitable and more successful and that’s a benefit to the owners.
“So, I don’t see any immediate danger of them going, ‘I’m bored of this’ or ‘let’s cash in or let’s stop giving Dean Smith money because we’ve given him enough’, I understand concerns but personally, I’m pretty casual about the whole thing.”
Edens and Sawiris bought the majority control of Villa from former owner Tony Xia back in July 2018.
Since then, Villa have managed to make their way out of the Championship by beating Derby County in the 2018/19 play-off final followed by avoiding relegation at the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season thanks to a 1-1 draw away against West Ham United on the final day of the campaign.
TIF Thoughts on Dan Rolinson’s comments on Villa’s owners and their future with the club…
Given how Villa’s owners spent a total sum of £74.12 million on their previous summer signings after seeing the team manage to dodge relegation to now being in 10th place in the Premier League table, it certainly feels, in our view, that the owners are fully behind the project at Villa and aren’t in any danger of walking away from it anytime soon.
Are you happy with Villa's owners?
Looking ahead to the upcoming summer transfer window, it will be intriguing to see whether or not Villa’s owners decide to spend a substantial amount of money on incoming transfers again to take the team even further for the following season.