Jahm Najafi eyes Everton investment as Pheonix Suns sale in NBA to give windfall
Iranian-American businessman Jahm Najafi is due a windfall from the £3.2bn sale of NBA side Pheonix Suns as he eyes an investment in Everton, according to journalist Paul Brown.
Bloomberg reported on 25 January that Najafi’s MSP Sports was eyeing a stake in Everton something which will be music to the ears of the Blues.
Now, Brown has confessed that the sale of the Pheonix Suns is expected to go through in the next two weeks, with the windfall to follow for Najafi.
“Jahm Najafi, who may be eyeing an investment in Everton, is due a big windfall from the $4bn sale of the Phoenix Suns NBA team,” said Brown on Twitter. (26 January, 12:36 PM)
“Which is expected to go through in the next two weeks.”
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This is the kind of firm that you would want in control of your football club, a business that have a proven track record of owning sports franchises from across the globe.
And let’s face it, anything is better than Farhad Moshiri and whoever else is in the upper echelons of the football club at this moment in time.
Alcorcón, Waasland Beveren, Estoril Praia and Bundesliga side Augsburg are the current football club’s MSP have stakes in, alongside shares in McLaren racing.
Striking a deal with the US company may be a tough ask though, with a potential pending relegation and a new stadium to fund and finish being the main stumbling blocks.
A reduced deal may be the only way forward to get something like this along the line, something Moshiri may not be willing to do.
For the sake of Everton, some drastic changes need to happen, it’s been one of the worst weeks in the club’s history and it surely can’t get any worse than right now.