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

Aston Villa are convinced they have not violated any Financial Fair Play principles since the Premier League look into the sale and lease back of Villa Park.
Despite conducting the trade while along with Reading Derby and Sheffield Wednesday, the Premier League will look at if Villa are in violation of any FFP rules.
Like those that were initiated from the EFL on the Madejski Stadium, Hillsborough and Pride Park, the review could include an independent evaluation of the scene in Aston.
Villa are believed to have sought and received approval by the EFL before promoting Villa Park to another of the owners’ businesses – reportedly for a price of #56.7m – then leasing it back.
The Midlands club are known to be pleased to open their accounts into the Premier League when they earn their FFP assessments.
On Thursday, Derby defended the 80m sale of Pride Park after the EFL commissioned an independent valuation of the ground, following concerns from additional clubs that were second-tier it had been overvalued.
The choices of those four nightclubs, one of which has achieved promotion, to market their stadiums to additional companies with the same ownership has been met with criticism and opposition from Championship sides.
Middlesbrough have begun legal actions against Derby on the issue and Boro chairman Steve Gibson has complained to the EFL, stating he believes the sale along with lease-back system contravenes that the League’s rules on P&S – but his suggestion to alter the rule earlier this season was voted down from the other nightclubs.

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