Aston Villa confident of no FFP breach as Premier League look at Villa Park sale

Aston Villa are convinced they haven’t violated any Financial Fair Play principles as the Premier League appearance in the sale and lease back of Villa Park.
Despite conducting the transaction while in the Championship, combined with Derby, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday, the Premier League will look at whether Villa are in breach of any FFP rules.
Like those that have been initiated from the EFL on Hillsborough Pride Park and the Madejski Stadium, the review may include an independent valuation of the stadium in Aston.
Villa are said to have sought and obtained consent from the EFL before promoting Villa Park to the next of the owners‘ companies – reportedly for a cost of #56.7m – and then renting it back.
If they earn their FFP evaluations, the Midlands club have been understood to be pleased to open their accounts to the Premier League.
On Thursday, Derby defended the 80m sale of Pride Park after the EFL commissioned an independent evaluation after concerns from additional clubs that it was overvalued.
Those four nightclubs, one of which has achieved promotion, to market their stadiums to other businesses with the ownership’s decisions was met with resistance and criticism from Championship sides.
Middlesbrough have begun legal action against Derby within the issue and Boro chairman Steve Gibson has whined to the EFL, stating he believes that the selling and lease-back system contravenes the League’s principles on P&S – but his proposal to change the rule earlier this season was voted down from the other nightclubs.

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