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Aston Villa: Football finance expert claims ‘good news’ as owners invest £40 million into club

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Aston Villa’s owners have invested a further £4om into the club, which indicates Villa will back manager Unai Emery.

That’s according to football finance expert Kieran Maguire, who spoke to Football Insider on the owners’ latest investment.

The Villans brought in seven players this summer, including Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal, with the Brazilian costing them £17m from Barcelona. However, it seems that the investment won’t slow down from there.

Maguire tweeted last week that £40m had been invested by the new owners. Furthermore, his latest comments suggest the club are not going to face any debt issues any time soon.

He stated: “Edens and Sawiris have put a further £40m into Aston Villa.

“The good news for Villa is that the club is not being pumped with debt, which always carries [the] additional risk [that] repayment dates are missed or terms not complied with. The nature of the investment is a positive one.

“It is likely that Villa have been haemorrhaging cash to fund the growth of the club. I do not think there is any worry with this. I think it is a case of carrying on as we were before.”

TIF Thoughts on Maguire’s comments…

We believe that there’s a potentially exciting January transfer window ahead of them. They appointed Emery as their new manager in late October after sacking previous manager Steven Gerrard.

Emery is a manager with European pedigree, so having him at the helm is a strong appointment. He could potentially bring some exciting players to Villa Park.

Also, it will be a relief for many Aston Villa fans that the club doesn’t seem to have any debt worries. They know that feeling all too well with former owner, Randy Lerner.

With these comments, it looks as if Emery will be backed by the Villa board, so there’s room for optimism amongst the fans.

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