It is no secret that Everton are preparing for a takeover, and an agreement with 777 Partners is all but done. In a deal worth over half a billion pounds, the US investment firm is looking to take over the blue side of the Merseyside. Reports suggest that the club is facing heavy financial loss and may even consider extreme measures to balance the books. It is understood that the club will listen to purchase offers for their star players for the same.
Jordan Pickford, the star keeper, is the frontrunner to be sold in the January transfer window. As per reports, the club is ready to sell star players in an effort to remain financially afloat. Everton no.9 Dominic Calvert-Lewin is also a possible departure. Losses suffered in the last 5 years, the region of £430 million, leave Everton owner Farhad Moshiri with no option but to sell.
Everton are also under investigation for FFP breaches. The ownership is worried about not receiving the green light for the proposed take-over. In the event that the Premier League and financial conduct authority block the proposed take-over, fans and the club expect the departure of big-name players, starting with Pickford.
The England international has been one of the consistent performers for the Toffees. While many touted Everton to go down in the Championship in the last season, as well as in the season before that, Pickford’s saves might have just kept them up in the Premier League.
Everton clinch first Premier League win of the season against Brentford
Everton and Sean Dyche have finally managed to kickstart their campaign. The Blues managed to secure their first three points of the season against Brentford. In a gritty encounter away from home, Everton demonstrated a solid performance, ensuring that they moved up from the relegation zone. Dominic Calvert-Lewin also got off the mark for Everton.
Going into the tie, Everton had just one point from 5 Premier League games, courtesy of a draw against Sheffield United. Everton opened the scoring through Abdoulaye Doucouré. The Mali International gave Everton the lead after just 6 minutes.
Doucouré came close to a second before Mathias Jensen drew the Bees’ level. His powerful strike went beyond Pickford’s reach and into the bottom left corner. Everton shifted the gears in the second half when James Tarkowski headed home from a corner in the second half.
4 minutes later, Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored on the break to put the game to bed. Brentford had no response in the second half which saw Everton take home all 3 points. The Toffees are currently 15th in the League with 4 points in 6 matches.
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