April 16, 2024

Prospective Everton owners 777 Partners are “unlikely” to pass the Premier League’s fit and proper person test.

Journalist Paul Brown, who has disclosed that there is a “problem” with the possible takeover, says thus.

In September of last year, 777 Partners and Farhad Moshiri reached an agreement to purchase the whole Toffees franchise [official Everton website, September 15].

Brown stated to GIVEMESPORT on December 4 that “I’m hearing that 777 Partners are now unlikely to pass the Premier League’s fit and proper person test.” “They claim to have turned in the necessary paperwork, but I’ve heard from sources that there’s an issue.

It’s important to keep in mind that this corporation is currently facing numerous, quite serious cases in US courts.

Do you really think the Premier League wants to take the chance of passing these guys just in case a US court rules against 777 Partners in one of these cases? That is the issue that needs to be asked.”

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Worrying times

The potential takeover of Everton from 777 Partners, or any individual or group for that matter, was always going to be a tricky one.

It is obviously a lengthy and complicated process, but perhaps the Merseyside club are more difficult to deal with in this regard given their recent financial troubles.

Such troubles saw the Toffees handed a 10-point deduction, with the club recently found guilty of breaching the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules.

The players recently showed their ambitions to climb back up the table after their points deduction by beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Saturday (2 December).

But this blow regarding 777 Partners may just shoot their confidence back down again, with a change in ownership really needed at Goodison Park.

Neither Moshiri nor manager Sean Dyche will want any further problems off the pitch, but that seems impossible at the Merseyside club at this moment in time.

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