By Harvey Byrne
Outspoken chairman Tony Xia has reaffirmed his commitment to Aston Villa by wronging a fan on Twitter suggesting that he is looking to sell the club.
The 40-year-old Chinese businessman has been in charge of the Midlands giants since June 2016 after taking over from American Randy Lerner.
Xia took charge of Villa following their relegation from the Premier League and has since invested heavily into the team with the likes of Ross McCormack, Jonathan Kodjia and James Chester joining for large fees.
However, despite the club’s free-spending Aston Villa have struggled to hit consistent form in England’s second tier and after a 13th placed finish in the last campaign they are currently sat in 13th once more after eight matches.
This led to one fan on Twitter stating that he feels Xia is going to sell the club with his money currently struggling to push the club forward.
— Tom Rutherford II (@TomRutherford17) September 18, 2017
But, active social media Xia quickly put a stop to such suggestions and replied via his personal Twitter account by making sure his loyalties were firmly with Villa.
Your feeling and instincts are terrible. ????
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) September 18, 2017
Aston Villa’s most recent result saw them run out comfortable 3-0 victors over Barnsley and with clashes in the EFL Cup against Middlesbrough alongside a league match against Nottingham Forest coming up both fans and Xia will be hoping it is the start of a run of form.
In other Aston Villa news, Villa have had three players named in their Championship team of the week.