Villa face “significant challenges” to escape EFL sanctions next year

6 March 2019

Aston Villa owners
Photo: Getty Images Aston Villa owners Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris put £68 million into the club since taking control over Villa in July 2018.

New heavy loss puts pressure on Aston Villa to avoid breaching Financial Fair Play regulations next year.

Owners put in £68 millions due to liquidity problems during the summer of 2018.

Aston Villa have admitted they have “significant challenges” to avoid a heavy fine or points deduction under EFL profit and sustainability regulations next year.

Latest accounts for Recon Group UK Limited - the club's parent company - show the club made a heavy loss of £36.1 million for the 2017-18 season, compared to £14.5 million in 2016-17 - an increase of £21.5 million.

Under the EFL's profitability and sustainability rules, Villa can post losses of up to £61 million over a three-year period, which takes in their final season in the Premier League.

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