American owner remains committed.
Aston Villa have released an official statement stating that owner Randy Lerner is not looking to sell the club for a reported £200m, the Metro reports.
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Reports broke on Sunday that the American was hoping to cash in on the club by selling them for a whopping £200m, but club CEO Paul Faulkner has insisted that the Billionaire owner has not lost interest in the club despite battling relegation for the past three seasons.
Faulker told local paper the Birmingham Mail that Lerner was definitely not looking for someone to take over from the club that he paid Doug Ellis some £62m for back in 2006. Lerner sold his NFL franchise, the Cleveland Browns, in the summer of 2012 for an estimated $1 billion.
After first buying the club Lerner went on to pump £250m and strengthening the first team and improving both Villa Park and the club’s Bodymoor Heath training complex.
“I can categorically confirm that Aston Villa Football Club has absolutely not been put up for sale and that Randy Lerner is not actively looking to sell the club,” Faulkner said.
Villa currently sit in tenth place in the Premier League table, but are still only five points clear of the drop zone.
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