Villa spent 34 per cent more on wages than any other Championship club in 2017/18

11 June 2019

John Terry
Photo: Getty Images Villa were responsible for almost ten per cent of the salary costs in the Championship while their wage bill rose £11.6 million in a season when they added the former Chelsea and England captain, John Terry, to their squad.

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Aston Villa spent one-third more on wages than any other Championship club in 2017/18, figures reveal.

The former European Cup winners, who were play-off finalists in their second season after relegation from the Premier League, paid out £73.1 million in staff costs, almost £19 million more than anyone else, in a year when they lost almost £1 million a week and when their turnover was less than their wage bill.

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