Tony Xia reveals whether he regrets buying Aston Villa
By Amir Mir
Tony Xia has revealed that he does not regret buying Aston Villa but owning the club has put him under the most pressure.
The Chinese businessman purchased the Midlands outfit last June replacing the much-criticised owner Randy Lerner.
American Lerner had come under severe pressure from the supporters to sell the club after he had played a huge part in the club’s relegation after poor management and ownership.
Since dropping down a division, Villa have had two managers in Roberto Di Matteo and now Steve Bruce with the duo purchasing 17 players between them this term.
As a result, Villa find themselves in mid-table as they will be looking to earn promotion to the Premier League next term.
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Owner Xia spoke about the difficulties that have faced him during his time at the club after a supporter had asked him this question.
“Do you regret your decision to get involved with Villa,” a supporter asked on his personal Twitter account.
Do you regret your decision to do get involved with Villa? ????
— Yorkshire Lions AVFC (@yorkshireAVFC) April 12, 2017
“No, I never regretted the decision I made,” Xia responded on his personal Twitter account.
No. I never regret for any decision I made. But TBH it's really the most under-pressure one for me,comparing with my other businesses. https://t.co/p7J2XvJuW1
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) April 12, 2017
From the 17 players purchased by the club, the attacking trio of Jonathan Kodjia, Scott Hogan and Ross McCormack were the biggest buys.
Both Kodjia and McCormack joined in the summer while Hogan put pen to paper during the January transfer window.
Since joining the club, Ivory Coast international Kodjia has gone on to be one of the most successful purchases as he is currently their top scorer.
He has found the back of the net on 19 occasions and will be looking to get to the 20 goal mark at home to Reading on Saturday.
In other Aston Villa news, Keith Wyness has revealed which part of the club reminds him of Everton.