Simon Jordan: Everton in danger of losing £170m
Simon Jordan claims Everton are in danger of losing £170million, suggesting their plight is much worse than Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Speaking on talkSPORT [24/11/21], Jim White kicked off proceedings on the subject of the likelihood of Everton splashing out on January recruits.
White said: “You [Rafa Benitez] can forget about going out and spending spectacular money in this window, because they’re not in a position to do it!”
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan replied: “I don’t see what they can do if they’re suffering from Financial Fair Play restrictions because of the enormous [losses] – forget about what Tottenham lost, they’ve lost £80million – Everton are moving into the territory of losing £170million. The difference between Everton and Tottenham is vast in terms of the losses.
“It’s shocking for Everton because [Farhad] Moshiri has gone in there and has been Johnny splash cash, he hasn’t mucked about, he’s poured and fired money left, right and centre, and I’m not entirely sure what Everton have got.”
Bad to worse
It’s not what Everton supporters want to hear, but the financial situation of the club does not appear to be getting any better.
The Blues were heavily restricted in the summer transfer window due to Financial Fair Play measures, spending just £1.7million on Demarai Gray.
There was some hope that events may change during the January transfer market.
However, those faint hopes look to be fading.
Failure to add players in January could prove catastrophic to their season.
Rafa Benitez’s squad has been decimated by injuries this season with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Abdoulaye Doucoure all missing significant chunks of the 2021/22 campaign.
Without a victory in their last six games, Everton need to get back to winning ways soon, or the pressure will really crank up ahead of the January transfer window.