Report suggests Aston Villa will lose £70m if they suffer relegation

Aston Villa 2

Relegation this season could prove very costly.

According to a report this weekend the true cost of relegation for Aston Villa this season could be vast, potentially up to £70 million.

The Birmingham Mail has conducted a report this week stating that Villa will be losing the huge amount because of the massive TV deal coming into place next season in the Premier League - making this season one of the worst times to get relegated from the Premier League.

Villa are currently struggling at the foot of the Premier League table. Tim Sherwood has been sacked after losing his last six games in the Premier League and the club are struggling to find a replacement for him with Remi Garde's desired appointment falling down on numerous occasions.

That sort of financial hit would be massive for Villa who would likely have to move on the majority of their high earners - including many of the new signings that arrived in the summer.

Villa's next game is against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Monday night and desperately need to start winning games as soon as possible if they are to begin alleviating fears of a potential £70 million financial hit.

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch