Yesterday, the club announced their plans to set up an academy and seek opportunities to tie-up with Indian Super league clubs. The club website said after meeting with Minister of Sport Vijay Goel and the Minister of Education Prakesh Javedekar, Aston Villa will be be appointed as advisor on football as the sport forms part of the national curriculum for Indian state schools.
Villa’s new academy will come up in New Delhi on a property provided by the Municipal Council. The new academy will have state-of-the-art facilities, including an artificial turf.
The report also mentions about a possible tie-up with an Indian Super League side.
Aston Villa Chairman Tony Xia was quoted as saying :
“Aston Villa Football Club, one of the most successful football clubs in the history of English football, plans to expand globally and India is one of the countries where Aston Villa not only wants to have an Indian Super League club but also open football academies all over India!”