A new report from the Liverpool Echo (6 March) suggests that Everton is close to finalizing a minority investment stake with MSP Sports Capital.
Discussions between MSP and Everton about potential investment in the club have been ongoing for several weeks. However, the talks were jeopardized when there were reports of a potential takeover bid for Tottenham.
Nevertheless, it seems that those rumors have been debunked, and the negotiations with MSP are progressing well. This investment deal could make it easier for Farhad Moshiri to exit the club in the future.
“Talks with Everton are understood to be at an advanced stage with MSP, with any successful deal likely to see at least two board seats handed to the US firm whose modus operandi with their sporting investments is to have a significant operational control and influence,” they wrote.
“Selling a minority stake would also allow Moshiri a potentially easier exit plan should he wish to do so in the coming seasons, with any sale of a minority stake likely done so to a partner that would be in a position to accrete their stake into full ownership over time.”
Following their recent game against Nottingham Forest on Sunday, Everton is on track for a successful week if reports are accurate.
Farhad Moshiri is actively seeking a way to depart from his involvement with Everton. However, since he has invested heavily in the new stadium and the club over the past seven years, he wants to ensure that he can get the best possible return on his investment when he does leave.
To prepare for the future and reduce his ongoing financial contributions, Moshiri is bringing in an investment group that seeks to have a controlling stake in the club.
This move could lead to a scenario similar to what happened with Leeds and the 49ers Enterprises group, where there is an option for a full takeover at a certain point that allows the owner to exit.
Both Moshiri and the board are in need of replacement, which fans have been demanding for years. However, it appears that things are finally moving in the right direction to make this happen.