Aston Villa chief Monchi: Why young player sales had to happen
Aston Villa transfer chief Monchi has admitted academy players were sold to comply with Financial Fair Play.
Villa are making a big push to back manager Unai Emery to win a trophy in the next two seasons.
However, spending a lot of money on first team players means the books must be balanced.
Monchi admits that raising 40 million from selling fringe and youth players was important.
It has been a very complicated and hard-working summer, but I think we should be satisfied with what we have done, as we have kept all the important players plus the arrival of the five," Monchi said on avfc.co.uk.