By Peter Lynch

27th Sep, 2023 | 9:40am

Everton takeover news as 777 Partners open dialogue with fans in bid to ‘assuage’ takeover ‘concerns’

777 Partners have opened dialogue with Everton supporters in a bid to “assuage concerns” about their impending takeover, according to i.

The newspaper reported on its website on Wednesday (27 September) that the club’s prospective new owners are facing questions concerning several issues.

As per the official Everton website (15 September), current owner Farhad Moshiri has agreed to sell his full stake in the club to the US investment firm.

“Everton’s prospective new owners 777 Partners have opened up dialogue with prominent fans and supporters’ groups as they look to assuage concerns around the club’s imminent takeover,” according to i.

“Since a deal with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri was agreed earlier this month, the US investors have faced questions about their sources of funding, legal wrangles surrounding some of the companies in their sprawling business empire and also their record in football after the mixed experience of some of the clubs under the 777 umbrella.”

Positive sign

777 Partners could be in for a complicated time at Everton, but they perhaps knew what they were getting into given Moshiri’s situation on Merseyside.

The US group are, however, already making concrete steps to make things better for themselves at Goodison Park with this latest supporter news.

Should talks take place, and should they go well, 777 will already be in a better position during their early time involved with the club than Moshiri has had during his entire tenure.

The current owner has been the constant subject of fan anger and disapproval, with plenty of protests taking place in recent times over his running of the club.

And that anger is perhaps justified, with the Toffees really struggling on and off the pitch in the last couple of seasons.

The issues have culminated in two successive relegation battles for the Merseyside outfit, with their problems continuing into the current campaign.

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