Collymore jokes he fears Cellino would buy Aston Villa

Former striker Collymore is worried Leeds owner Cellino could buy Aston Villa.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Stan Collymore has admitted he can see a situation in a few years where Aston Villa in the Championship are subject of a bid by current Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Collymore said: “I can see a scenario whereby Villa are mid table in the Championship, and I see on the Sky Sports ticker: ‘Massimo Cellino puts in a bid with a consortium for Aston Villa’. People are saying it could be great for Villa to go down, but it only is going to become more difficult.”

This is certainly a situation which will not be welcoming for Villa fans, considering they have had their fill of poor ownership under the recent guidance of Randy Lerner.

Cellino has shown little since taking charge of Leeds that he is the right man for leading the club back to the top flight, and recently he has been coming under some harsh criticism from the Leeds fans.

Many want to see him out of Elland Road, and English football in general, but Collymore has admitted that he can see a situation which will bring Cellino to Villa.

If they are relegated to the Championship, Villa will share many parallels with Leeds, considering they are a former great of English football now languishing in the second division.

Being relegated will not automatically clear all the deadwood from Villa, and allow them to rebuild and get back into the Premier League, and Collymore has a worry that going down will actually make everything much more difficult for the Midlands side.

The former striker is just hoping that Leeds owner Cellino keeps his hands off Villa in the foreseeable future, and let's face it, he would probably struggle to afford it.

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