Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters
Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters

Ex-Aston Villa owner Tony Xia ‘detained for six months before arrest’: report

  • Caixin reports that Xia’s family say he was detained by Chinese authorities last July before arrest in January
  • Chinese businessman bought the club in 2016, taking them back to the English Premier League before losing control in 2019

Topic |   English Premier League
Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters
Recon Group CEO Tony Xia attends a news conference after taking control of English football club Aston Villa in 2016. Photo: Reuters
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