Sam Allardyce has claimed that Everton won’t get a better owner than Farhad Moshiri.

Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Toffees manager admitted that the club have to be ‘very careful’ in replacing the current owner who had ‘great plans’ for Everton.

777 Partners are close to agreeing a deal to complete a full takeover from Moshiri after talks with MSP Sports Capital collapsed last month.

The Miami-based investment firm will bring Moshiri’s seven year stint on Merseyside to an end following protests against the 68-year-old’s ownership last season.

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Moshiri has pumped over £750 million into Everton since first investing in the club and has overseen the arrivals of the likes of Cenk Tosun, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Yannick Bolasie, as well as building the brand new stadium.

Overall, the club appear to have taken backwards steps since the days of qualifying for Europe and fans will now hope that their new owners can take them in the right direction once again.

However, Allardyce has made the bold claim that Everton ‘couldn’t have had a better owner’ than Moshiri.

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“I was sitting here looking forward to talking to you about the takeover and what that might mean but obviously they need to look at that with a lot of scrutiny and make sure that it’s right financially,” Allardyce said.

“You couldn’t have had a better owner than Farhad Moshiri to be fair. £600m in since he took over and unfortunately not gone in the right direction.

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“Great plans and building a new stadium, but he’s probably had enough now and knows it’s time for someone else to take the reins, but who that might be needs to be selected very very carefully for the ongoing financial commitment that is needed at Everton.”

While 777 Partners are said to be in negotiations over the club’s sale, The Guardian have also reported that there are concerns over whether the investment firm have the funds to buy out Moshiri and also finish off the stadium project.

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