Everton journalist Christopher Beesley has now revealed some big news involving Farhad Moshiri.
The Lowdown: Kenyon talks
As per The Telegraph, former Manchester United and Chelsea CEO Peter Kenyon is spearheading a group targeting a surprise takeover at Goodison Park, just days after the Iranian reaffirmed his commitment to the Merseyside club.
Initial talks have already taken place, although they are at a relatively early stage, as Moshiri has set his valuation of Everton in excess of £500m.
The Latest: Takeover on?
Taking to Twitter, Beesley has revealed that sources close to Moshiri are not discounting the possibility of the club being sold this summer.
He stated: “Sources close to Farhad Moshiri are refusing to rule out a potential sale of Everton.”
Expanding in his corresponding article for The Liverpool Echo, discussions have taken place over the possibility of a full-scale takeover, although the buyers would need to factor in the building cost of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
The Verdict: Time to go
Given the concerns held over Everton’s recent financial losses, along with the expenditure on the new stadium, the summer presents the optimum time for Moshiri to sell up.
Last season was a shocking one to say the least for the club, with Frank Lampard’s team involved in a relegation battle; and while the former Derby County and Chelsea manager did well in the end to keep the Toffees in the Premier League, Moshiri’s strategy of routinely changing managers has been criticised in the past.
The businessman has not got his recruitment right in recent years either, with players like Yannick Bolasie and Davy Klaassen signing for big money who have now left the club, and other big-money signings like Alex Iwobi and Michael Keane struggling to make a real impact.
It is time for a fresh start at Everton, and bringing in new owners would help to kickstart that.
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