Chris Wilder raves about the size of Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith (Right) and chief executive Christian Purslow (Left) speak during an interview for the club media after Winning Promotion to the Premier League at Villa Park...

Aston Villa and Sheffield United will lock horns in the Premier League next season.

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith (Right) and chief executive Christian Purslow (Left) during an interview for the club media after Winning Promotion to the Premier League at Villa Park on...

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has claimed that Aston Villa are a 'top six' club in the Premier League after they earned promotion on Monday.

Dean Smith guided Villa to the promised land when his team beat Derby County 2-1 at Wembley to make a return after three years.

Villa will now join the Blades in the Premier League after they earned promotion via the automatic places by finishing as runners-up behind the champions of the Championship Norwich City.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports Football (27/05/2019 at 5:30 pm), Wilder was in awe of the size of Villa and backed them to prove their worth now they are promoted.

“I think historically, they are a top-six club in the Premier League with everything they have got,” Wilder told Sky Sports. “The history, the fanbase and the stadium. And if you add that to the financial position they are now in.

“They will want to establish themselves [at first], but there's no reason why they can't kick on and be a Premier League club in years to come.”

Aston Villa Co-Chairman Wes Edens (center row middle) and Executive Chairman Nassef Sawiris (centre row right) react during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston...

Villa's up and coming summer transfer plans, what they decide to do and not do will have a big bearing on next season.

There is no doubt that the Villa Park supporters will want to see a number of their loan players signed up on a permanent basis.

One of them, Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring at Wembley as he produced a stunning display on the day, along with second-half goalscorer John McGinn.

Bournemouth loanee Tyrone Mings also stood out at the heart of the club's defence. He has made a big impact on Villa since joining them in January.

Tyrone Mings (40) of Aston Villa celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London on Monday 27th May 2019. (Credit: Jon...

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