Simon Jordan delivers brilliant analysis of Aston Villa predicament, explains what Tony Xia must do next

Chairman of Crystal Palace FC, Simon Jordan and manager Iain Dowie talk to the media as Andy Johnson announces he will stay with Crystal Palace after relegation to the Coca-Cola...

Former football club owner Simon Jordan has delivered a brilliant analysis on the situation facing Aston Villa and has words of advice and comfort.

Tony Xia, Owner of Aston Villa looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

There were fears Aston Villa could go into administration after the shocking revelations after the club's failure to secure promotion via the playoffs.

Those fears were quashed earlier this week but the question still remains whether Villa owner Tony Xia will sell the club.

Aston Villa supporters fear the club could do a Sunderland and tumble further down the leagues should their financial situation worsen.

The likes of Jack Grealish and Jonathan Kodja have been linked with moves away as Villa face the realities of another season in the second tier.

But former Crystal Palace owner turned football pundit Simon Jordan had words of comfort for fans and advice for Xia as he delivered a brilliant assessment of Aston Villa's predicament on talkSPORT.

Chairman of Crystal Palace FC, Simon Jordan and manager Iain Dowie talk to the media as Andy Johnson announces he will stay with Crystal Palace after relegation to the Coca-Cola...

And while he accepts things may look gloomy, Jordan told Villa fans the situation is redeemable after some supporters sent messages pleading for him to come and rescue the club.

"Aston Villa is a marquee football club let's be under no illusion," Jordan told talkSPORT.

"With respect people talk about Sunderland as being a big football club, this is a bonafide, proper, marquee football club in this country.

"I don't think it's in crisis I think there's an element of 'they've spun the wheel for two years in The Championship and are now facing the reality of not being able to get out of this division.

"Villa is one of those clubs, they are a galvanised fanbase, they're a phenomenal fanbase and half the battle with the football club is getting momentum.

"I do not (think they will be the next Sunderland). I think that they are going to have to adjust... I think if there was an offer that was at the right level Villa would probably be sold, I'm not entirely sure they've been run the way they should be run.

"They've got some key assets in Jack Grealish and possibly Jonathan Kodja that could be sold, now I'm not suggesting that you sell your assets to be able to consolidate, I'm suggesting that Villa sell two assets to capitalise on them at a decent price to be able to make their squad more competitive to go again next season.

Villa player Jack Grealish in action  during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018 in...

"It's not now that Villa have got a problem in my view, there's a lot of headlines being made about tax bills and so on and so forth, but these are cashflow issues they will be sorted out...I don't think Villa's future is in grave danger at this moment in time, I think if they are to languish in the division again after the third year when there are no parachute payments and they are reduced to the Football League money, which is about £7 million a year, and therein lies the problem."

It is no wonder some Villa fans want Jordan to come in and help turn Villa around given his in-depth knowledge of the club and the situation.

Aston Villa fans would be sorry to see homegrown hero Jack Grealish sold with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur linked - as reported by The Sun.

But if it means they live to fight another day then it may be a difficult decision they have to accept.

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