By Declan Walsh

28th Jun, 2022 | 7:40pm

Everton takeover could be completed within weeks amid Farhad Moshiri development at Goodison Park

Peter Kenyon’s consortium could complete their takeover of Everton Football Club before the 2022/23 Premier League season kicks off, according to iNews.

The online news outlet reported on Tuesday (28 June) that the consortium has exclusivity and is “progressing smoothly” in talks to buy the Merseyside club.

The report adds: “Some takeover sources even believe a deal could be close to agreed by the start of the season after Farhad Moshiri indicated a willingness to sell.”

Kenyon’s consortium includes gold mining millionaire John Thornton and real estate tycoon Maciek Kaminski.

Weeks away?

If this is correct, Everton could be under new ownership within a matter of weeks.

Frank Lampard’s men kick the 2022/23 Premier League season off against Chelsea on 6 August.

There are only five and a half weeks between now and the campaign kicking off at Goodison Park, which could have some new faces in the directors’ box.

Kenyon’s done some good work in the past with Chelsea and he knows Lampard from his time on the board at Stamford Bridge. He’s also worked at Manchester United.

He has the know-how – let’s hope that Thonrton and Kaminski have the funding. Everton are going to need it.

If they’re buying the club off Moshiri, they’re going to need to pay for the construction of the new stadium of Bramley-Moore Dock and they’re also going to have to oversee a major revamp of the squad.

Richarlison is being strongly linked with a move away from Goodison Park with iNews claiming that Tottenham are in advanced talks to sign him from the Blues.

Let’s see how all this shapes up but if Moshiri is gone, we’d be happy.

Look at what’s happened to this once-great football club under his watch.