Everton could now be offered a huge financial lifeline before the end of the season, and it may be the fresh start that the club desperately needs.
Indeed, as per the Daily Mail’s exclusive, Everton are close to being sold in a £600m deal to American investment fund 777 Partners, though the potential takeover would be contingent on the Toffees securing Premier League status.
The potential new investors have a wide-ranging portfolio in the world of sport, including stakes in various football clubs such as Genoa, Standard Liege and Vasco de Gama.
With countless fan-led protests against the current ownership at Everton over the past couple of seasons, this could be the fresh start that the Blues clearly require.
Demonstrations against the current regime had gathered pace over recent months, but there has been a brief hiatus while the club seeks to secure top-flight football, no doubt there will be plans to resume the protests throughout the summer, regardless of how the seasons ends.
Change of owners at Everton must bring change of board
The ill-feeling towards the current board and senior leadership at the club is irreparable, and the Blues have significantly declined on the pitch under the stewardship of current majority shareholder, Farhad Moshiri.
With around £700m spent on players, Everton have a far worse squad now than when Moshiri originally invested in the club back in 2016, and have gone from being a consistent side, to one performing consistently poorly.
Indeed, high-profile departures have intensified the frustration amongst Everton fans, with Richarlison’s £60m sale to Spurs and Anthony Gordon’s £45m switch to Newcastle United the latest in an ever-growing list of names.
Everton fans will be skeptical of any new owners following the calamitous Moshiri era, but if all goes well, it could also be the fresh start the club desperately need.