Aston Villa’s billionaire owner is ready to sue the Premier League

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Aston Villa’s billionaire owner is ready to sue the Premier League

Aston Villa shook the English top flight by announcing they are considering legal action against the Premier League. Villa’s billionaire co-owner Nassef Sawiris criticized the ‘anti-competitive’ spending rules which he believes are hindering the club’s progress.

He said: "Some of the rules have actually resulted in cementing the status quo more than creating upward mobility and fluidity in the sport. The rules do not make sense and are not good for football."

"Managing a sports team has become more like being a treasurer or a bean counter rather than looking at what your team needs."

"It’s more about creating paper profits, not real profits. It becomes a financial game, not a sporting game." He added that PSR rules were "opaque and seemingly arbitrary."

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