By Peter Lynch

28th Sep, 2023 | 7:10am

777 Partners hand ‘desperate’ Everton fans double boost as takeover update emerges

Everton supporters have been through very difficult times lately, with their club constantly involved in struggles on and off the pitch.

But things improved in terms of the former on Saturday (23 September), with the Toffees defeating Brentford 3-1 for their first league win of the season.

It was a shock victory for Sean Dyche’s side, who climbed out of the relegation zone and into 15th place in the league table.

And now things are also looking up in terms of the latter, with the Merseyside outfit handed not one but two boosts from prospective new owners 777 Partners, the first of which directly involves supporters of the club.

According to i, the US investment firm have opened dialogue with prominent fans and supporters’ groups in a bid to ease any fears regarding the takeover.

The Everton faithful should welcome the approach, particularly given their toxic relationship with current owner Farhad Moshiri.

The second boost comes from the confidence from 777 Partners that they can pass the Premier League’s owners and directors’ test, with the group expecting the process to take around 12 weeks, i added.

Both the confidence and the timeline will help ease any fears from Toffees supporters in terms of getting the deal over the line.

Such supporters are “desperate for a change,” i noted, with that verdict definitely an appropriate one given the club’s constant issues in recent years. 

Optimism has been severely lacking at Goodison Park, but there may just be some light beginning to shine at the end of the tunnel.

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