By Dan Plumley

19th Sep, 2023 | 12:40pm

Everton transfer risk emerges on Beto payments already - Finance Expert

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Dan Plumley has insisted that Everton should not push back transfer payments too much after their big-money deal to bring Beto to the club.

The Guardian reported after he was announced that the first payment on his £26million move to Goodison Park was not due until the next financial year.

The finance expert admitted it was a risk and a potential future problem, but should be fine if only one player and not numerous deals that are being stored up for later down the line.

“That’s the risk in this,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“The same thing with Chelsea and the long contracts, you’re potentially storing future problems up for further down the road.

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This is obviously only one player and one transfer fee, and for the money we’re talking about, it’s probably okay in the grand scheme of things, but you don’t want to be doing that too many times.

Especially, when you’re in a relegation fight and that is the critical thing, that obviously swings the financial picture quite significantly.

There is a risk in that, but it’s not unusual for clubs to be doing that, it’s just how much risk you want to take on, but I think one player is fine, but you don’t want eight, nine, ten players you’re doing that with.”

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