By Dan Plumley

15th Dec, 2022 | 6:10pm

Everton talks likely as Farhad Moshiri spotted at World Cup in Qatar - Finance Expert

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Dan Plumley has insisted that conversations about Everton likely took place as Farhad Moshiri was spotted on the “grandest” stage of them all, the World Cup.

The Finance Expert reacted after the Toffees owner was spotted alongside Qatari Sheik, Dr Khalid bin Thani Al Thani, as investment is wanted at Goodison Park.

It was then reported by the Daily Mail that Everton insiders spoke out to try and confirm Moshiri was simply “networking” – with Plumley suggesting business was certainly discussed.

“We know how the world of football works, particularly at the top level and particularly with the connections of owners and investors,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“We’re speculating 100% on what the conversations may have been about but you can see the connections and Moshiri has said he is openly after investment, whether or not, he is after a full sale, we’re not sure about that.

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“He is open to investment at Everton, and any conversation you have with people who are potential investors in football clubs and obviously, the World Cup is the grandest stage of all to enjoy football and also have conversations as well.

“So, it’s likely there was some business discussed but we are speculation on what that may have been, people will always put two and two together on this one and these conversations will stray into business but we don’t know how that plays out further down the line.”

Whether networking or not, Everton surely came up in conversations that Moshiri was having with those in high places over in Qatar, and more importantly, those with a lot of money.

Of course, time will tell if any new partnerships may or may not come out of this, but it would be huge news for the club if it did given the very public struggles that have taken place in recent years.