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Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

Aston Villa transfer news: Steve Bruce concedes Jack Grealish MUST be sold, with Tottenham Hotspur leading the way

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HIT THE ROAD JACK The 22-year-old has been a star over the past three years for the Villans, but Financial Fair Play restrictions means they must sell Jack Grealish will be sold by Aston Villa in this summer transfer window, Steve Bruce has confirmed. After failing to gain promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, the Villans were crippled by Financial Fair Play. Villa have to sell star man Grealish this summer In order to preserve the status, the Midlands-based side must sell their prized assets – with Grealish expected to lead the way. With nearly £40 million needed in cash injection, Bruce admitted he just hoped clubs act fast so the club can move on. “The first thing we have to address, before w...
Bank trio to lead £4bn Aston Martin float

Bank trio to lead £4bn Aston Martin float

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The British luxury car-maker Aston Martin is lining up a trio of banks to lead a prospective £4bn stock market listing that could take place within months.Sky News has learnt that the manufacturer of James Bond's vehicle of choice is close to hiring Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan as the global co-ordinators for a long-awaited initial public offering (IPO).The appointment of the three investment banks is understood to have been recommended by board members and is awaiting sign-off from Aston Martin's two Italian and Kuwaiti shareholders, according to insiders.If confirmed, the move will see Deutsche, Goldman and JPM take the most prized positions on a public listing that has had dozens of Wall Street and City banks clamouring to be involved.Aston Martin, which said in February th
Preston North End 0-2 Aston Villa: In-form Villa move up to fifth in Championship table

Preston North End 0-2 Aston Villa: In-form Villa move up to fifth in Championship table

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Aston Villa moved up to fifth in the Championship table with a comfortable 2-0 win over Preston.First-half goals from James Chester and Robert Snodgrass earned Steve Bruce his first managerial victory at Deepdale and means Villa have won six of their last eight league games.Preston remain 10th having lost their last three league matches, conceding eight goals in the process.Villa had a chance to take the lead inside the opening minute but Snodgrass sliced his effort from 12 yards onto the roof of the net after getting round his marker.And the visitors could have scored again seven minutes later, as Albert Adomah burst down the right before cutting back to Keinan Davis but his strike from 12 yards was well saved by Chris Maxwell.But it only took another four minutes for that goal to come as...
Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

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Colchester United manager John McGreal was delighted with the effort from his young team against Aston Villa and hopes they can carry the momentum into Saturday’s game against Stevenage.League Two Colchester gave a good account of themselves against Championship side Villa, in their Carabao Cup game at Weston Homes Community Stadium, narrowly falling to a 2-1 defeat.After a disappointing opening day 3-1 loss to Accrington Stanley, the performance on display restored a sense of positivity in Essex as United target a return to League One – the division they fell out of two seasons ago.“I thought our young boys – we have a young team – really gave a good account of themselves in the game tonight,” said McGreal after the Villa game.“I’m already switching to Stevenage in a way.“It’s been a grea