This report coming up would always have been obvious.
The Express are reporting Randy is willing to sell Villa.
Now any cub reporter quoting source could have wrote that. It is such an easy piece and in many ways it is lazy. I personally believe Randy would sell if the offer came along but is not looking to sell. That is a fine difference of course and who knows what is around the corner.
I know some say you have to be careful who you get as the next owner, Portsmouth and Blues always used as an example. So to them I ask should Ellis not have sold the club despite us being basically broke ?
The club finances are now coming back into balance. In itself that has created the problems we have all seen but also it makes the club much easier to sell. Any new perspective owner would have a good manager in charge, a young squad ripe for investment in key areas (as discussed last night) and a top rank ground that needs one side rebuilding.
The only issue for any new owner would be the debts but these are large and would require someone to put a lot of money in. I am in doubt if a decision to sell has to be made, Randy would only sell out to some one with the clubs best interest at heart. However is there anyone going to come in at the moment ?
I would be shocked if there was.