The Aston Villa chairman has been looking to sell the Birmingham club for a while…
Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner has put a £150 million price-tag on Aston Villa after fresh interest following following the new bumper Premier League TV deal, according to Mirror Sport.
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Lerner has tasked Bank of America with the job of trying to sell the Villans as the American businessman has now stopped their costly monetary losses.
It is thought that, while no takeover close or expected to be completed before the club, who are currently 18th in the table, have successfully staved off relegation to the Championship, the £5.14 billion Premier League broadcasting deal have made the top division ever-presents more attractive to potential buyers.
Potential bidders for Villa are thought to be Phoenix Group, an American business and a Qatari consortium who visited the recent Chelsea game at Villa Park.
Wantaway chairman Lerner originally put the club up for sale at the end of last season, but has still endeavoured to to cut costs at the club, showing their latest financial results at just a £3.9 million loss. This shows a vast improvement on last year as they posted losses of £51.8 million.
Tim Sherwood’s side currently sit 18th in the Premier League, having lost six in a row and only scored 13 goals all season.