Finance Expert: £100m MSP Sports Capital cash injection comes with 'huge' growth potential
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Dan Plumley has insisted that Everton have “huge growth potential” as MSP Sports Capital close in on a new minority share at Goodison Park.
The Finance Expert shared that he has seen figures of £100million for the American consortium to pick up a 25% stake under Farhad Moshiri, despite their links with a full takeover at Spurs.
Links between the two clubs are clear, with the new stadiums and brilliant locations, although better capital appreciation may be on offer from the Toffees.
“I think there are a couple of similarities,” he exclusively told Goodison News.
“The new stadium is a big factor, obviously Spurs are in there and you’ve seen what they’ve started to do with NFL contracts and a deal with F1, so you can see the play there and the links to Everton from a new stadium, how you monetise that outside of football operations, the naming rights and other events, so there are similarities where there is a huge amount of growth potential in Everton.
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“That’s realised more with Everton as a Premier League football club, but again, you have Liverpool as a city so a good location, new stadium. If you look at the money side of that, it’s a much cheaper price for a minority stake because talk of 25%, I’ve seen figures of around £100million that would cost, which is about right.
“You look at that compared to Spurs and a full takeover, it’s infinitely cheaper, albeit without full control, but you’ve got a chance to get into the boardroom and the chance to change the strategy of the club and who knows where that may lead?
“Everton remain an attractive proposition in that regard, the price is cheaper, but you have the stadium to exploit, the principal risk is the divisional status of the club because you can reduce those numbers and values of the stadium if you’re in the Championship and not the Premier League.”
With Moshiri finally getting what he wants, there may actually be exciting times ahead for once, with Premier League football hopefully playing centre-stage in that for Everton.