By Dan Plumley

3rd Feb, 2023 | 6:10pm

Finance Guru reacts as MSP Sports Capital start investment talks with Farhad Moshiri

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Dan Plumley has insisted that a 20% stake in Everton could get MSP Sports Capital around the table at Goodison Park with Farhad Moshiri as talks continue.

It comes after Sky Sports reported that talks have centered around “debt financing” at the early stages, with construction costs for Bramley-Moore Dock at the heart of things.

MSP’s investment could be anything up to 20%, something that Finance Expert, Plumley, admitted that is enough for them to flex their muscle and get involved in important conversations.

“It certainly enhances the voice that they would have, it’s a fifth of the company overall,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“It’s not something that could swing a majority vote, but it’s a loud enough voice to have on the table and for 20% ownership stake, you would want to be involved in the big decision-making processes and the investment and future planning moving forward.

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“I would look at that as a considerable amount of power, albeit, not majority vote type power, but 20% is still a decent amount to flex your muscle and get involved in the conversations, for sure.”

Say it quietly, but everyone knows that Moshiri has been crying out for more investment at Everton for a very long time now, with the new stadium debts and FFP worries creeping up.

Premier League football has always helped against that financial threat, but with relegation a real possibility now to the Championship, this cannot go on any longer.

It remains to be seen if these talks will go anywhere, with the club being in this position before, but time will tell with all eyes currently on Goodison Park.