Behind-the-scenes talks mooted as Everton-777 takeover collapse news emerges - Finance Expert
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Dan Plumley has insisted that there are no doubts that talks are happening behind the scenes as other groups look at a potential takeover of Everton.
It comes after Paul Brown reported that multiple other parties are interested in a takeover of the club, as they await the potential collapse of this current deal.
The finance expert admitted that while other parties being interested is a positive, pressure is still building to get the much-needed takeover over the line.
“It’s one of those things we have spoken about a lot in the background over the past few years at Everton,” he exclusively told Goodison News.
“In terms of the hurdles you have to clear, a big one is the directors getting the green light and the way in which the acquisition is going to be funded and how that funding works in the future, there are positives there, but there are many other hurdles you have to clear now.
“It was never going to be a straightforward takeover given the backstory of Everton and the way in which some of this has played out.
“You still have that element of pressure there with how this moves forward because you have multiple hurdles to clear until you get that final ratification.
“While that is still the case, I’ve got no doubt that there will be people speaking in the media and behind the scenes that there is still pressure on that and things could collapse and other people may be ready to step in and capitalise on that.
“Again, you can spin that as a positive, but the other side is that there is a takeover that needs to be done at some point and there are a fair few hurdles yet that 777 will need to clear.”
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