Date: 23rd July 2018 at 5:30pm
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Football Finance expert Matt Scott was on talkSPORT today to talk about the club’s new investors Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

He explained that the wealth of the two men means the club now has the country’s “third richest owners.”

Fans on Twitter are pretty optimistic about the future, but they are still wary following past experiences:


Time will tell on this one. Having a number of investors is no doubt a good thing. Sawiris is estimated to be worth £5.2billion by Forbes while Edens is said to have a fortune of £1.9billion.

Together they have a 55% stake in the club with 27.5% each. Obviously, that means they have to be decisive in their decision making if they want to get things done.

With Xia now a minority shareholder, it will be very interesting to see how the dynamic between the three men play out in the coming months and years.

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3 Replies to “‘We can now pay the gas bill’ – 8 Things Villa Fans Are Saying About Having Country’s ‘Third Richest Owners’”

  • Till I see dead wood ship out, and proper manager installed , nothing’s changed
    As long as the academy is by passed by hoof ball and outdated tactics, it will mean
    another wasted season. Money means nothing, got to get intelligent coaching with
    SB we don’t have it.

  • At least the future of the club is safe. I’m prepared for the fact that it won’t be an overnight turnaround and I think Bruce is worth keeping for this season but it’s got to be a realistic expectation that we are going back to the premiership soon… and with money behind us for the first time ever!

  • We have won the lottery and people complaining, balifs were coming round. And a miracle occurred. We were an unsunstainble club a week ago. Now we got ffp to balance the books. Can’t see us getting back this year purely cause of ffp. But next year is all go. Get rid of Bruce and set a philosophy from now.

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