Financial Forecast: Aston Villa saved by a stadium sale

11 September 2019

Aston Villa
Photo: Getty Images Villa have been posting loss after loss since 2012, and they are expected to post another loss in the 2018/19 annual report. Their loss is expected to be below the FFP limit of £17.88 million, but only due to the exceptional income from selling Villa Park to its owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris.

Villa have been posting loss after loss since 2012, and they are expected to post another loss in the 2018/19 annual report.

Aston Villa were set to break the FFP-rules but were saved by the owners, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, who bought Villa Park.

Here are Aston Villa's 2018/19 finances predicted.

Magnus Albertsen, analyst mla@offthepitch.com

Aston Villa were relegated in 2015/16 and from then on their finances have been alarming. In the season of relegation, Villa posted a loss before tax of over £80 million, which was mainly due to a massive wage bill and player amortisations.

In the following years, Villa have been on the edge of breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules and their 2018/19 finances will have to improve drastically, if they are to adhere to those rules. 

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