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。
该交易的金额尚未公布，交易尚需要得到英超和英冠联赛(Football League)的批准。这将标志着美国亿万富翁兰迪?勒纳(Randy Lerner)为期两年的出售过程画上句号。勒纳还是美国国家橄榄球联盟(National Football League)克利夫兰布朗队(Cleveland Browns)的老板。