Journalist Greg O’Keeffe has claimed that there is a feeling that the expected takeover at Everton is progressing well.
It is thought that Farhad Moshiri’s reign as owner of Everton is approaching its end as issues with finances last season impacted the way the Toffees had to operate in the transfer market, which inevitably ended up with the club finishing just four points above the drop zone.
There are rumours that an American investment group is keen to take over the reins as owners of Everton – one that is headed up by former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon.
Amid the current takeover talk at Everton, O’Keeffe claimed whilst speaking on the All Together Now podcast that there is a feeling the new owner could be put in place very soon.
He said: “I think there’s a feeling amongst the people involved in [the takeover] that it’s progressing well, it could happen sooner rather than later. There is already thought about how the club would look underneath the new owners.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Keeffe’s comments…
It is clear that the off-the-field antics have had a great impact on the field, with the Toffees unable to flex their financial muscle last summer, and this inevitably led to a season of struggles on the field, along with the sacking of Rafael Benitez, who was only appointed at the start of the campaign.
With the turnaround from Frank Lampard, as he managed to guide the Toffees to safety, he will be keen to get the behind-the-scenes situation sorted so that he can start to bring in players to the club, and hopefully have a better season next term, which does not end in a relegation battle.