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Everton: Pete O’Rourke makes investment claim

Everton: Pete O’Rourke makes investment claim -Everton News

Everton could look for new investors after Uzbekistan-born Alisher Usmanov has seen his assets frozen by the European Union, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Lowdown: Usmanov news

Usmanov, owner of USM Holdings, first became involved with the Toffees when his company sponsored Everton’s Finch Farm training ground.

More recently, he struck a deal with the Merseyside club, securing naming-rights of Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

However, the Toffees have now cut ties with their Russian sponsors, including Usmanov’s USM Holdings, leaving the club with a potential £300 million black hole in their playing budget.

The Latest: O’Rourke’s claim…

Consequently, O’Rourke has claimed that Everton may be searching for new investors to fill the void left by the Uzbekistan billionaire.

Speaking with GiveMeSport, he said:

“It might mean that Everton will be looking for financial investment just to help the club tick along and everything else. 

“It’s going to be such a big summer for Everton. They will be desperate to stay in the Premier League.” 

The Verdict: Needed

New boss Frank Lampard has insisted that Usmanov’s sanctions “have not impacted” his squad as the Toffees continue to fight off a relegation battle.

If Everton remain in the Premier League next season, they will need new investors over the summer, especially given the calls being made for a defensive overhaul.

Therefore, the Toffees need to worry about the remainder of the season, before undergoing a search for investment during the summer.

In other news: Everton: Toffees need defensive overhaul

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