By Daniel Feliciano

19th Sep, 2023 | 1:40pm

Journalist responds to David Ornstein claims over 'sizeable' Everton loan from 777 Partners

David Ornstein has been accused of exaggerating the size of the loan Everton have received from 777 Partners by journalist The Esk.

Ornstein reported on Monday night (18 September) that the club had received a “sizeable” loan from prospective new owners 777, which has since been revealed to be around £20m.

And responding to The Athletic journalist on Tuesday morning (19 September), The Esk questioned the use of the word “sizeable” as the money will just about cover one month’s cashflow at Everton, instead describing it as “minimal”.

“Sizeable £20m… In context approximately will cover a month’s cashflow,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.

“David Ornstein, more like minimal?”


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There is no doubting that David Ornstein is one of the very best journalists around in the business, and his information is usually very reliable.

But it’s been clear now that this information came from someone who was trying to make things look a certain way, and that would have only favoured 777 Partners.

There has been talk that financially they are struggling themselves and may not even have the cash to complete this takeover, so they wanted something out in the public to suggest they have funds.

The Esk has been on top of this story for a long time and is very reliable when it comes to the financial side of things at Goodison Park, and while things can obviously change it’s interesting to note that the loan only covers about one month of the club’s cashflow.

It’s a minimal loan at best and not much should be read into it other than the fact Everton are absolutely strapped for cash and need all the help they can get.

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