Dr Dan: Everton 'going to fall foul of FFP' and January exodus on the cards
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Everton are “going to fall foul of financial fair play” (FFP) guidelines and a January exodus is on the cards.
That is according to Dr Dan Plumley, who claims that clubs will know of the Merseysiders’ predicament and will look to exploit it in the future.
This revelation comes after Tottenham Hotspur showed an interest in signing Jordan Pickford. [The Telegraph]
The England number one is certainly an asset at Goodison Park and the club may be compelled to cash in on other players at the club.
Everton have found themselves on the wrong side of the FFP guidelines after spending £266million [Transfermarkt] on signings from the 2018/19 season to the 2020/21 one.
Discussing this situation, Dr Dan, the Sheffield Hallam University expert, told Goodison News, “I think that’s what’s going to impact the club in the next few years. They have spent against the FFP guidelines and are going to fall foul of that.
“Obviously, the new stadium is great, but it will take time to generate revenue and that has a vast implication in the short term.
“So they could be in a situation whereby they may look to sell a couple of players in the future to kind of offset that.
“Other clubs will know of that situation so no surprise to see the stories at the moment.
“It’s a risk for Everton at the moment after they have gambled against those regulations and perhaps not got to where they wanted to be and there could be more players for sale than there would have two or three years ago.”