Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings admits the return of Premier League football is financially-driven – and says players accept being ‘commodities’.

Dean Smith’s guys are preparing to the lead the method with a house clash against Sheffield United as the top flight returns on June 17.

And Mings confesses that money is prioritized over integrity in the race to bring football back.

” The intentions are perhaps 100 percent economically driven instead of stability driven,” he stated. “I am all for playing again since we have no other choice. As players, we were the last people to be consulted about Task Restart and that is since of where we fall in football’s order of concern.

” That isn’t a problem. We are commodities in the game and we accept that.”

Mings added: “It is essential players are given the choice. It’s a personal thing. If you do not wish to do it, you definitely don’t need to. People have aired concerns about families’ health and I back those 100 per cent.”