By Goodison News speaking to Kevin Campbell

8th Mar, 2023 | 6:10pm

We’re delighted to welcome former Everton striker Kevin Campbell as our exclusive columnist. Each week the former Toffees captain will be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Goodison Park…

Everton would be a “good deal” to buy if Sean Dyche keeps them up, with the club badly in need of a change at the top, says Kevin Campbell.

Farhad Moshiri’s reign has seen hundreds of millions of pounds spent and numerous managers come and go, only for the club to move from a side who competes towards the top end of the Premier League to one that is struggling to stay in it.

His methods clearly haven’t been successful, and relegation could throw any number of spanners into the works at Goodison Park, but Sky Sports pundit Campbell is hopeful that endless speculation about the ownership situation could find a solution in the summer.

Speaking exclusively to Goodison News about the potential for a takeover if Dyche is successful he said: “Could do. There was talk last summer wasn’t there of a takeover?

“If Everton keep their Premier League status then it’s a good deal to buy [the club]

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“It depends on who’s involved and if you can negotiate and get the contract signed. That’s what it’s all about.

“Speculation just winds people up a lot of the time because it’s ‘shoulda woulda coulda’ and it never gets done.

“Everton needs investment and they need a change, because let’s be honest, if you keep trying to do the same things and expecting a different result it’s the first sign of madness.

“Everton have to pivot and maybe go at it a different way.”

There is really nothing left at Everton for Moshiri and his board, with the prospects of a mending of the relationship between them and the fans moving in the opposite direction with every month that goes by.

The owner recently put the club up for sale at £500million [Guardian, 23 January] and now has apparently once again decided not to sell up [Daily Mail, 7 March], to protect himself above all.

At the same time his regime has delivered Dyche an unenviable task, but if the manager is successful in his bid to avoid the drop then fans will have to hope that a solution can finally be reached at the end of the season.