Premier League club could be sold by Monday as winner of ownership race emerges
By Ben Chapman
Published: 20/05/2023- 16:24
A takeover of historic Premier League club Everton could be completed by Monday, according to a new report.
MSP Sports Capital are said to be confident they have won the race for the club after rival outfit 777 Partners found out their £600m offer may not be enough to win them the club.
Crunch talks are set to continue through the weekend but insiders have told the Mail that MSP are confident of completing a late deal for the Toffees.
The Premier League outfit are currently fighting for survival as they languish in the lower sections of the table.
Protests have taken place outside Goodison Park
MSP are said to be willing to purchase the club regardless of whether they are relegated or not, a position 777 are not able to replicate, which is said to be a major sticking point in their approach.
The relegation scrap looks set to go down to the wire with Bournemouth heading to Goodison Park next Sunday for the final game of the season, in what promises to be a huge day for the club.
MSP were linked with a move for Tottenham earlier this year, but those close to the process now believe they have their sights firmly set on Everton.
A major issue is Everton’s new £505m stadium at Bramley Moore dock, with the next payment instalment due imminently.
Everton’s current owners, Moorad Sports Partners, had key figures at Goodison in January to see Everton’s loss to Southampton, but have remained out of sight for much of the season.
MSP have stakes in other European football clubs, such as Denmark’s Brondby, Spain’s AD Alcorcon and G.D Estoril Praia in Portugal.
Everton supporters have made their frustrations with the current ownership known this season with protests outside their stadium and training ground.
Sean Dyche’s team have had to face choppy waters in recent weeks as they bid to remain in England’s top flight, losing 3-0 at home to Man City last week.