Everton: Alan Myers drops interesting takeover claim

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Alan Myers has dropped an interesting claim on Everton’s proposed takeover while speaking on the latest episode of the All Together Now podcast.

As if Everton’s off-field financial struggles were not enough to talk about after a disastrous previous Premier League season, reports have emerged over the past few weeks that Peter Kenyon is leading a consortium to buy the Toffees.

Farhad Moshiri only became a majority shareholder of Everton back in 2016, but after a whole load of wasted money in different transfer windows as well as business partner and financial backer Alisher Usmanov now out of the picture, the British-Iranian businessman could well be coming to the end of his tenure on Merseyside.

Myers believes that he heard a while ago when Moshiri was looking to sell Everton.

(13:45) “I think the whole thing has come out left-field, to be honest. I mean, I’ve known for a long time now, a relatively long time in the context, that Moshiri has been looking for investment to help probably on the back of the sanctions which damaged the sponsorship side and the money from there.

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“So, I think what seems to have happened is that this investment search has turned into people saying, well we’d rather buy the club and the fact that these conversations are going on and the fact that it appears, although nobody has admitted it yet, it seems that there’s an exclusivity period going on with the Peter Kenyon group if that’s what you want to call it.

“So for me, that tells me one thing and that’s Moshiri is open to selling the club, otherwise, why would you even entertain those things, unless he’s just doing what a lot of householders do and just seeing how much their house is worth, I don’t know.”

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Considering Everton have a new stadium on the horizon and how much money Moshiri has already spent at Goodison park, it’s bizarre that he is now seemingly willing to just walk away with very little to show for his efforts.

However, if Moshiri is no longer committed to the cause, whether that be due to last season’s scare with relegation, Usmanov’s companies being removed as a financial backer or just feels as if now is the right time to move on, it could be best for Moshiri and Evertonians to have a clean break and fresh start.

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