By Sam Stone

30th Mar, 2023 | 4:10am

Premier League can sink Everton into oblivion as 'enforced transfer embargo' mooted

Everton are currently in the midst of a battle against the Premier League to clear themselves of any Financial Fair Play wrongdoing.

The Toffees were charged on Friday (24 March) with a breach of the Premier League’s guidelines after they posted losses of £371million, which is £170million more than the permitted figure.

There has been plenty of talk over possible punishments if they are found guilty, with The Guardian suggesting (24 March) a points deduction could be on the cards.

Another possible scenario has been brought to light by Inews. They claim (27 March) that an “enforced” transfer embargo could well come into play at Goodison Park – and if this occurs, the Toffees could find themselves in a delicate situation.

The importance of this summer cannot be understated and Sean Dyche will be desperate to add quality to his squad. However, if the club are under a transfer embargo, they could be left in a perilous position come the start of the 2023/24 season.

Everton have been involved in a relegation battle for back-to-back campaigns and that’s largely due to the squad being severely below the level required. There were some positive steps made last summer, but if the board cannot improve once again during the off-season, they could well be staring at a third relegation dogfight on the spin.

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Furthermore, if the unthinkable happened and Everton were relegated, they wouldn’t be in the best position to bounce straight back up from the Championship.

The second tier can be an unforgiving place, and it will be made even hard if the club head into the new season in a position where they cannot add to the squad.

All Evertonians will be hoping the Premier League don’t look to make an example of the Toffees in this unprecedented situation.