Financial report: Aston Villa's incoming Premier League payments are crucial for covering mounting losses

4 March 2020

Photo: PA Images Following player investment of £31.2 million, Villa's wage bill rose by £21.9 million to £95 million.

The club have revealed their full financial statements for last season which shows the club made an operating loss of £84 million.

Having sold their stadium to the club's owners in a controversial transaction, Villa revealed their future minimum lease payments on Villa Park.

Villa's turnover fell as they entered the final season of Premier League parachute payments, but it will rise again this year as a result of promotion.

Following a review by both the Premier League and the EFL, Villa confirmed last week that they were compliant with the leagues' Profitability and Sustainability rules.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

Securing another season with Premier League broadcasting income is crucial for Aston Villa, which are facing pressure to cover increasing losses stemming from sustained player investments. 

The club made an operating loss of £84 million last year, Villa's just-released financial statements for the season have revealed, a £30 million increase from the year before. Villa have now lost £179.1 million combined over the last three seasons.

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