The task Aston Villa find themselves with this summer is a monumental one. After such a dire season in the Premier League that saw them amount a measly 17 points in 38 games, the Villa fans have not only become disgruntled with the performances on the pitch, but the actions off it as well.
It has been well-documented that owner Randy Lerner wants to sell the club and he looks to have found a buyer in Tony Xia, a Chinese investor, who will arrive in England this week to complete the takeover.
Nevertheless, the ownership under Randy Lerner last season was something of complete chaos at Villa Park with protests galore.
It included throwing tennis balls on the pitch during the game, with walk-out protests and empty seats a key theme throughout the season – most notably in the latter stages of the season – at Villa Park.
Perhaps the most concerning aspect of the club at the moment is in fact the squad. Their performances received criticism that was definitely deserved and fans at Villa will be worried as to whether they can actually hold their own in the SkyBet Championship.
That may sound ludicrous, but the gap between the Championship and the Premier League is narrowing each year with the money coming into the lower divisions.
Thus, there is a lot that needs to happen at Villa this summer to not only ensure financial stability but, firstly, their status as a Championship club. From there, the club may be able to rebuild but only with certain things happening over the summer.
FootballLeagueWorld writer Reece Chambers identifies the FOUR things that must happen at Aston Villa this summer…..
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