Aston Villa fans in the Transfer Tavern will be growing concerned by the day with the future of their club following their failure to be promoted to the Premier League.
The Villans were beaten in the Championship play-off final by Fulham last month, which has since seen the club come under intense scrutiny about their financial situation. The Villa Park outfit are expected to have to offload a number of their key players this summer, with owner Dr Tony Xia also preparing to sell the club.
The club have also had to strike a deal with HMRC about a £4 million tax deal after missing a payment, whilst the Chinese businessman has been wielding the axe amongst boardroom staff.
However, there may be some encouragement for Aston Villa fans in the form of a report in The Daily Mirror, as the Midlands-based side have been given a lifeline by the English Football League.
The EFL have stated that they are in dialogue with the club and will look to ‘offer any practical assistance, where appropriate’, in news which is likely to at least provide some respite for our resident suffering Villa fans, who are very much uncertain as to what the future holds for their club.
Landlord’s Verdict: The Aston Villa fans in the Tavern will be heartbroken with the crisis the club finds itself in once again, having thought the worst of times were over following the sale by Randy Lerner.
However, the failure to be promoted back to the Premier League appears to have brought the problems back, and the locals will be desperate for the club to be able to get out of trouble once again.
However, recent reports that the EFL will offer help will at least provide some encouragement to the Midlands club, but what the future holds for Villa very much remains to be seen.
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