By Jonty Banks

30th Mar, 2023 | 7:10pm

Unprecedented development ahead as Everton FFP investigations continue at Goodison Park

The ongoing investigations into the breach of profit and sustainability by Everton are “unprecedented” and therefore the outcomes remain unknown, according to Forbes.

The Toffees have been referred to an independent commission after a ten-month Premier League investigation which was initialised by Burnley and Leeds United last season.

The announcement stated that Everton had recorded losses of £371.8m over the last three years – prior to the 2012/22 season – which broke the maximum losses of £105m permitted.

Forbes have now shared that the investigation into the breach is “unprecedented” and, therefore, leaves many questions unanswered.

They wrote: “Everton and Manchester City are the only clubs to have been investigated for a breach of profit and sustainability rules, and these are both ongoing.

“This means the investigations and the outcomes are unprecedented and unknown at this stage.

“Everton will hope that it’s liaising with the Premier League for several years, and the obvious restrictions it has placed on itself in the transfer market, will work in its favour as the case is heard.”

Terrible timing

The news that an investigation is ongoing into Everton’s financial records in regard to a breach of profit and sustainability couldn’t have come at a worse time for Farhad Moshiri and the club.

At a time when they are fighting relegation on the pitch, in dire need of funding for their new Bramley Moore Dock stadium off the pitch, and considering one of their major sources of income, Alisher Usmanov, was brought to a grinding halt in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, this latest blow is terribly timed.

The club is in dire trouble right now, and the unprecedented investigation into the Merseyside outfit leaves more questions remaining than answers provided.

Luckily for Everton, they have an experienced and cool-headed manager in the Goodison Park dugout in Sean Dyche, who will hopefully leave all the background noise for the club’s hierarchy to deal with and focus on sealing a great escape from relegation.