Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Tony Xia's ambitious plans

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

The new Villa owner has big plans for his new club.

New owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conferenceNew owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

New Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has revealed his huge ambitions for the Midlands club after completing his takeover last week, in quotes published by the Telegraph.

The Chinese businessman spoke of achieving an instant return to the top flight next season, before entering the European frame within five years and ultimately winning the Champions League within the next ten.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo and new owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conferenceNew manager Roberto Di Matteo and new owner Dr Tony Xia during the press conference

As unlikely as those ambitions are to become a reality, the manner of Xia’s tone will have the Villa faithful excited in anticipation of the years ahead.

Last season was a miserable one for all involved with the club and after a considerable summer spend produced a return of just 17 points and a last place finish, the need for a fresh start is clear.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conferenceNew manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Roberto Di Matteo will bring fresh energy and ideas after a torrid time under Remi Garde and will be confident of returning Villa to the top flight at the first time of asking if given backing by Xia in the transfer window in the coming months.

Reaction to Xia’s quotes was unsurprisingly plentiful on Twitter and we’ve provided a selection of the best ones below:

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