Financial difficulties: Everton has a new investor in trouble

Financial difficulties: Everton has a new investor in trouble

Not even the eight-point deduction ended up bringing Everton to its knees. The “Toffees” finished in 15th place in the table with 40 points and finally remained safely in the league. Instead, the three promoted teams, Luton Town, Burnley FC and Sheffield United, had to fall back.

But that does not change the financial problems of the Liverpool Premier League club. According to the media, the investor of the Italian club AS Roma is trying to acquire Everton. Several media outlets reported on Friday afternoon about a similar deal with the Friedkin group. The Athletic and Sky sports. In this way, the American investor would have the financial capacity to buy his shares from the current owner of Everton, Farhad Moshiri, of which the Iranian-British billionaire owns 94 percent. Everton are yet to comment on the reports.

In early June, US investment firm 777 Partners had Everton in trouble, but the deal fell through. The company, for its part, has been in difficulties lately; The non-payment of salaries and unpaid or late invoices caused a stir in the Belgian club Standard Liège, another of its partners. 777 Partners is also well known in Germany, since the investment company has owned 78.8 percent of KG’s shares in Hertha BSC since March 2023.

Dan Friedkin is worth billions

Everton have now seemingly found another place to raise urgently needed fresh money. The loss of points occurred for violations of profitability and sustainability standards. According to the media, coach Sean Dyche’s team is even at risk of bankruptcy without an injection of capital.

According to the AP news agency, the president of the Friedkin group, Dan Friedkin, has an estimated net worth of 4.81 billion euros. He bought AS Roma four years ago for 552 million euros.

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