By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

16th Jun, 2022 | 6:10pm

Sky Sports pundit predicts Peter Kenyon involvement could swing Everton sale at 'great time'

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It is a “great time” to buy Everton and do “something really special” according to Kevin Campbell, amid news that takeover talks have begun.

The Telegraph on Monday (13 June) reported that owner Farhad Moshiri wanted in excess of £500million for the club after a consortium led by former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyon had entered negotiations, with The Mirror subsequently reporting there were in fact four separate approaches.

Kenyon knows Toffees boss Frank Lampard from their time together at Stamford Bridge and Sky Sports pundit Campbell feels that his involvement could sway things because he is a “proper football person”, and with Premier League survival secured this summer could be a key turning point for the club.

Speaking to Goodison News he said: “Everton are one of the last giants aren’t they? Who really have been a giant club, have been a legacy club, and this only really comes about when you’re not doing well, this sort of stuff.

“Maybe an offer would turn Moshiri’s head because I believe Peter Kenyon’s involved in one of the attempts. 

“Peter Kenyon’s a proper football person, knows his stuff, and obviously Frank Lampard being manager, he obviously knows Frank Lampard.

“That might be a swinging verdict. 

“A lot of people were waiting to see if Everton kept their Premier League status before they made their move, and now you’re starting to see them circle. 

“Because [with the] new stadium there’s a lot of pluses going for Everton. 

“There’s going to be a big turnover of players who are going to be leaving on a free. 

“So this is a great time if somebody was going to come in and inject proper money in. 

“It could be something really special.

“But obviously it’s down to Moshiri, because he’s got money invested.”

Nobody can accuse Moshiri of not spending money, but the track record under his ownership has been chaotic, with players and managers coming and going, hundreds of millions in losses, and the club going backwards on the pitch.

A takeover at this point could be in everybody’s best interests, but Moshiri has been committed to the club and the Bramley Moore Dock project even if that commitment hasn’t always yielded positive results.

He may feel it is his job to see it through, and while the prospect of new money coming in seems like the answer now there is no guarantee that the grass will be greener under new owners.

In other Everton news, the manager has made one signing and now wants four more to follow this summer.

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