By Pranav Shahaney

18th Sep, 2023 | 7:40pm

Significant hurdles emerge for Everton takeover amid new twist about 777 Partners founder

Despite co-founder Joshua Wander’s incident between 2003-2018, 777 Partners remain confident of completing a takeover of Everton, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The Merseyside news outlet reported on Monday (28 September) that there still are “significant” hurdles before the deal is completed.

Wander’s 2003 plea of no contest on drug charges that saw him placed on probation until 2018 is not expected to be a barrier to passing the fit and proper person’s test.

Twists and turns

Nothing involving Everton is straightforward these days and fans cannot be blamed for being sceptical about these situations.

There is no confidence in this going ahead until it eventually does among the fanbase and even they’re not certain 777 are the ideal owners.

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While everyone wants Farhad Moshiri gone, there are no guarantees that whoever replaces him will be the better option.

777 have had multiple issues in the past that go way beyond the shambolic performances of their teams on the field of play.

Everton have a new stadium in the works and have a huge fanbase and rich history so they need owners who realise this.

It remains to be seen how this saga transpires amid the numerous twists and turns.

In other Everton news, a senior Toffees player was rejected due to the lack of quality and he’s now set for a Goodison Park stay.