Aston Villa are reportedly set to announce an annual profit for the first time in years, helped in part by the sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City.
The Lowdown: Tough period
These past few years have undoubtedly been tough in football, with Covid-19 having a huge impact on revenues across the board following almost an entire season behind closed doors in 2020/21.
It has been a period that has understandably seen profits take a hit up and down the country, as clubs try to navigate a minefield the likes of which we have simply never seen in English football.
Villa were affected like everyone, but a fresh update reveals that they have bounced back impressively under NSWE.
The Latest: Villa in the green
According to Football Insider, the Villans are set to announce an “unprecedented” profit for the financial year 2021/22 – the first time that has been the case under NSWE’s ownership.
Grealish’s £100million move to City has played a significant role in this, generating a huge amount of money, and it helped alleviate the cost of paying off former manager Dean Smith.
The Verdict: Things heading in the right direction
This is great news for Villa, at a time when financial stability is so important, and it suggests that things are going in the right direction both on and off the pitch.
Should Villa move for Conor Gallagher?
In Unai Emery, the club have a proven elite manager in charge – he has won four Europa League titles during his managerial career – and he has a strong squad at his disposal that will hopefully now be strengthened further in the coming transfer windows.
Villa are a huge club who belong in the top half of the Premier League, and this mix of financial power and a top manager means they have a great chance of achieving that goal in the next few years.
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