By Peter Lynch

19th May, 2023 | 7:10am

MSP Sports Capital want 25% stake as Everton interest update emerges in takeover news

MSP Sports Capital want a 25% stake in Everton with a preferential share structure, according to BBC Sport.

The US-based group are not looking for equity in the Toffees, so it would be paid back in interest with more information being shared as the days go on.

Fellow US-based entity 777 Partners are, however, reportedly in pole position regarding such talks as they are interested in a full takeover.

Talks over new investment at the Merseyside outfit are continuing, with BBC Sport reporting: “MSP, meanwhile, are believed to be looking for a 25% stake with a preferential share structure, not equity in the club, so would be paid back in interest.”

The Toffees previously held investment talks with Maciek Kaminski, but he stepped back from discussions in January.

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Everton fans really have been put through it all in recent times, with back-to-back relegation struggles giving those fans constant worries.

The anxiety will continue in the coming weeks as manager Sean Dyche looks to guide his men to safety, with matches against Wolves and Bournemouth remaining after their hopes were dented by Manchester City.

The Toffees currently sit 17th in the Premier League table, just a point above the bottom three, having stayed up by just four points last time out.

Any news off the pitch, therefore, provides some much-needed relief from the struggles on it, and this development is definitely a positive one compared to the long list of negative stories concerning the club in recent times.

The word administration has been mooted around Goodison Park recently, and relegation to the Championship would obviously worsen things, so getting investment in as soon as possible really should be a priority.