Aston Villa face tough transfer decision amid financial troubles

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Aston Villa face tough transfer decision amid financial troubles

Aston Villa faces tough decisions despite their Champions League success. The club is set to pocket a cool £50 million bonus for securing a top-four finish, but financial troubles loom large.

Boss Unai Emery may need to sell players before making any new signings or risk a points deduction. Premier League rules allow clubs to have a deficit of £105 million over three years.

Villa showed a small profit last year thanks to Jack Grealish's £100 million sale, but their finances took a hit afterwards. After splashing cash on signings like Moussa Diaby and Pau Torres, their losses ballooned to nearly £120 million. Even with the Champions League windfall, they must balance the books.

This means they'll likely have to part ways with one of their star players. Midfielder Douglas Luiz and goalkeeper Emi Martinez are possible targets. Striker Ollie Watkins is safe, having recently signed a new long-term deal.

The top candidate for departure appears to be local midfielder Jacob Ramsey. Initially a standout player under Emery, the former England Under-21 international has seen limited action this season due to two broken metatarsals.

While selling Ramsey would help offset losses, it might not be enough to restore financial health to the club. Tough times ahead for Villa as they navigate the financial tightrope of top-tier football.

AuthorAndrii SokolovskyiSourceMirror
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