By Peter Lynch

27th Sep, 2023 | 2:10pm

777 Partners ‘confident’ of passing Premier League test as new Everton takeover timeline emerges

777 Partners remain confident of passing the Premier League’s owners and directors’ test amid their impending takeover of Everton, according to i.

The newspaper reported on its website on Wednesday (27 September) that the group expect the process to take around 12 weeks.

The US investment firm reached an agreement to acquire Farhad Moshiri’s full stake in the Merseyside club earlier this month.

According to i, “777 remain ‘confident’ of passing the Premier League’s owners and directors’ test, a process they estimate will take around 12 weeks and began with the submission of documents last week.”

Waiting game

It is simply a waiting game now for all associated with the Goodison Park outfit, with fans of the club undoubtedly keen for the deal to get over the line as soon as possible.

The prospective new owners should arrive with plenty of money to be spent in future transfer windows, with new players definitely needed at the club.

Manager Sean Dyche has done his best to try and raise standards on Merseyside, which has proven to be a very difficult task.

The man in the dugout was instrumental in keeping the club in the Premier League last season, with a dramatic final day win over Bournemouth preventing Everton from suffering an unthinkable and dramatic relegation to the Championship.

New faces did arrive in the summer transfer window, but it has been much of the same for the Toffees in the early stages of the new campaign.

But finally some positivity arrived as the club produced a superb display to defeat Brentford away from home on Saturday (23 September) for their first league win of the season.

In other Everton news, Dwight McNeil has sent a five-word message to one of his teammates after his goal against Brentford.