- Aston Villa could be slapped with point-deduction in the Premier League
- The Midlands have been accused of breaking financial rules in their dealings
- Villa defeated Derby County 2-1 in the play-offs finals to return to the EPL
Aston Villa could face points deduction in the Premier League following an investigation into how they spent money in the transfer window.
The newly-promoted side secured their return after defeating Derby County in the play-off finals at Wembley.
However the Midlands are under threat of point deduction for breaking financial profit sustainability rules.
But according to news outlet Mail, other Championship clubs are worried Premier League chiefs would not impose a points deduction on Villa, if they are found to have broken the rules.
It is understood that senior Premier League officials would be reluctant to punish Villa who will likely be fighting for their survival in the return to the league before any points deduction.
The club are confident they will not be disciplined and declare they have been compliant with the financial fair play guidelines.
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But EFL chiefs are keen that the Premier League impose their rules, but fear they may not impose any sanctions on promoted clubs who have broken the rules.
Dean Smith's side have used a number of loan signings to get themselves back into the English topflight division and they already face a fight to get them to return.
Villa could make a profit of £170million over three seasons after their promotion, with £95m guaranteed for next campaign.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Aston Villa are back in the Premier League for the first time since 2016 following their 2-1 win over Derby County in the final of the Championship playoffs played at Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 27.
Anwar El-Ghazi opened scoring for the Villa in the 44th minute having received a superb assist from Ahmed El Mohamady.
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