By Dan Plumley

10th Feb, 2022 | 9:47am

Dr Dan: Moshiri strengthening balance sheet by £100m Everton capital injection

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Farhad Moshiri’s January cash injection into Everton is merely a way of making the balance sheet look better.

That’s according to Dr Dan Plumley, who claims that the £100million capital injection is not new money being pumped into the club.

In fact, it is a conversion of the loan deals from the past few years even though it gives Mohsiri 33,333 new shares in the Merseyside club.

Via their official website, Everton announced in January, that his shareholding in the club was now up to 94.1%.

It is also believed that this was done in order to make future plans for investing in the new stadium.

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Speaking exclusively to Goodison News, the Sheffield Hallam University expert said,

“We have to remember that this is not a new injection. It’s a conversion of previous loan deals.

“A lot of it is about making the balance sheet look better, strengthening the balance sheet.

“It is also due to the challenges presented by the pandemic where your operating costs come into question.

“It’s also down to how they operate in the transfer market and the long-term infrastructure that comes with the new stadium.

“Why they would do it is because it reduces the debts and increases shareholder funds. It also might free them up to start borrowing on different terms.”

Moshiri plays a significant role in the inner happenings at Goodison Park.

He was one of the key factors behind bringing Rafa Benitez to the club and was the one who decided to part ways with the former Liverpool boss midway through the season.

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