A Chinese businessman has agreed to buy Aston Villa, marking the second time in just over six months that Chinese investors have put money into English football.
The Birmingham-based team, which has just been relegated from the Premier League, said on Wednesday that Recon Group, a privately owned company controlled by Tony Jiantong Xia, had agreed to acquire 100 per cent of the club.
The deal, for an undisclosed amount, requires the approval of the Premier League and the Football League. It would mark the end of a two-year sale process by Randy Lerner, the US billionaire who also owns the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns.
周三，这家位于伯明翰、刚刚从英超(Premier League)降级的足球俱乐部表示，夏建统(Tony Jiantong Xia)所有的中国民营企业联合睿康集团(Recon Group)已同意收购该俱乐部100%的股权。