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Christian Purslow: Aston Villa ‘blessed’ to find owner duo

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow says the club are ‘blessed’ to have been bought by owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.

Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow
Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow

The multi-billionaire duo rescued Villa from the brink of administration after they lost the 2018 play-off final against Fulham.

They have since invested millions into the club and oversaw their return to the Premier League.

And Purslow said in an interview with TalkSport: “We are so blessed. Fans see me in the street... Aston Villa, who couldn’t pay a £4million tax bill after the play-off final, is going to be put into administration. And miraculously, two owners who would pass every test with flying colours – western, international, credible investors. What a fantastically fortuitous moment – and I’m convinced they’ll be good owners for many, many years.”

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