John Barnes claims Aston Villa won’t suffer the fate of these two clubs

Aston Villa won’t go suffer the same fate as Leeds United and Wigan Athletic, claims John Barnes.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United winger John Barnes has predicted on that Aston Villa will eventually return to the Premier League.

Villa are at the foot of the league table at the moment and look set to go down to the Championship at the end of the season.

The Villans are one of the biggest clubs in England, but that does not mean that they would return to the English top flight rightaway.

The Championship is a very tough and hugely competitive domestic league, and there is a chance that Villa could remain in the division for a few years.

Former England international winger Barnes, though, does not hold the same opinion, claiming that Villa will not go down the leagues like Leeds United and Wigan Athletic.

“Hidden in among the international football stories, the Villans parted company with Remi Garde in an admission that relegation is now certain,” Barnes wrote on

“Some fear that a Leeds or Wigan-esque tumble through the divisions could follow, but I don’t fear for them in the same way I have for others, and hopefully the parachute payments will mean they can rebuild and make a push for a Premier League return.”

Leeds are one of the biggest clubs in England, but they are pretty much an also-ran in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit have not played in the Premier League since 2004, while Wigan Athletic, who won the FA Cup in 2013, are now in League One.

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