By Kieran Maguire

29th Nov, 2021 | 8:14am

Kieran Maguire: Purslow has just made 'private spat public' with latest Aston Villa claim

Aston Villa chief Christian Purslow had just made a “private spat into a public one” between the Premier League and Football League.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Purslow’s latest round of media duties.

The 57-year-old chief executive has made numerous appearances to discuss Tracey Crouch MP’s fan-led review into English football.

As quoted by the Express and Star on 26 November, he claims that over-regulation in football risks “killing the golden goose”.

The independent review recommends a number of measures to address fiscal imbalances within the game, including a tax on top-flight transfers.

Maguire argues that is no surprise to see Purlsow put forward by the Premier League to fight their corner in the now-public row.

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People prefer self-regulation to independent regulation,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“That, in my view, is perfectly natural. I think Christian Purslow has been put forward by the Premier League to argue that.

“He is very professional and a top negotiator. The clubs are opposed to the redistribution model that Tracey Crouch wants to put through.

“I think he is making a private spat into a public one between the EFL and the Premier League here.”

Purslow’s Villa revealed a £99.2million loss when they published their annual financial report in April.

They are 13th in the league table and have six points from six available in Steven Gerrard’s opening two matches at the helm.

In other news, Kevin Phillips tells Aston Villa to U-turn on Bertrand Traore and sell 26-year-old instead.