By Dan Plumley

13th Nov, 2023 | 5:10pm

Everton takeover passes first hurdle after what FA have done to Josh Wander at 777 - Finance Expert

We’re delighted to welcome football finance expert Dr Daniel Plumley as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Everton

Dan Plumley has insisted that 777 Partners duo Josh Wander and Steve Pasko being given the green light by the FA is the first hurdle passed for the Everton takeover.

The Times reported on 4 November that Wander and Pasko have been given approval to become directors at the club, with paperwork being submitted already.

The finance expert admitted there was still a long way to go in the process, with another tick in the box as 777 shared that the takeover would be self-funded too.

“It’s the first hurdle in a number of hurdles,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“Obviously, the first one you have to got to clear is will the directors be passed in terms of that regulation and the fit and proper person test, and if you’ve got the FA giving the individuals the green light if you’ve got the narrative with the Premier League and saying it will be self-funded and not loans, they are two ticks in the box.

As I say, there is still a long way to go but the first hurdle is a good one to get over and it seems to be a step in the right direction on the part of the club, the individuals and then the FA and the Premier League.”

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