A finance guru has dropped a claim on Farhad Moshiri after Everton revealed that their new stadium plans have been recommended for approval.
Speaking to Football Insider, Kieran Maguire has claimed that Moshiri will still keep the money flowing at the Goodison Park club until the Merseyside club are are able to move in a more self-sufficient direction:
“I still think Farhad Moshiri is going to continue to keep dipping his hand into his pocket, for the next three seasons, assuming the stadium opens in 2024-25.”
“This is a step in the right direction. The gap between Everton and other clubs in the Premier League in terms of matchday income was acting like an anchor in terms of the club’s ambition.”
“Moshiri has been incredibly generous in terms of his investment in the club. But Everton’s matchday income is £12 million. You compare that to Manchester United and you’re looking at £110m, Spurs £120m, Arsenal close to £100m, it’s a big gap to make up each season.
“You add on top of that those clubs are already in Europe, which is worth up to another £100-150m. This will not reduce that gap to zero because Everton are not yet playing in the Champions League or Europe on a regular basis.
“But it will help to narrow the gap and more importantly it will create a gap between them and their present peer group, the likes of Leicester, possibly West Ham, Newcastle, those clubs that are capable of getting decent crowds in.
“The way that the stadium is designed will be very attractive to commercial partners, the hospitality packages and things of that nature which are high ticket value.”
Exciting times for Everton
With the plans for the Toffees to move into the proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock now being recommended for approval, it is exciting times ahead.
Although Goodison Park has been their home for many, many years, the construction of the new ground would provide a lot of jobs in the area and would also have added commercial value.
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Also, as Maguire has claimed, Moshiri could still keep the Blues afloat while the construction is being completed, meaning that they should still be able to compete financially.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are currently chasing qualification for European football in time for the start of the 2021/22 term, which would also added some extra income, as EFC fans will be hoping that they are European regulars if they were to move into the news stadium.
Nonetheless, there is a lot going on at Everton at the moment for the supporters to be excited about.
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