£915m meeting in London today against the backdrop of Everton saga
Crunch talks are set to be held in London today over the “New Deal” between the Premier League and EFL against the backdrop of the Everton saga, according to The Times.
The newspaper has reported on its website [20 November] that a meeting will take place on Tuesday amid fears of a delay as Premier League chiefs get together.
It comes days after Everton were deducted 10 points by the Premier League, something which is not expected to be discussed in the meeting.
Chiefs are said to want to find out what the value of the upcoming domestic broadcasting deal will be for 2025-2029, while others want a deal agreed in principle.
Also on the agenda, somehow going above the point deduction at Everton is a ban on loan agreements between party-associated clubs, blocking some big-name arrivals from Saudi potentially.
Regardless of what has been on the agenda for however long, something as big as one of the legendary clubs of England being docked points has to take centre stage.
The Premier League recommended a 12-point deduction so will be more than happy with the decision, but what sort of message does this send out when Manchester City and Chelsea are in the background with what looks like worse offences?
Instead, the New Deal will be the main focus and it is unknown whether or not Everton will be represented at the meeting, although it would be no surprise to see Farhad Moshiri waltzing around there.
All of the energy at the club needs to be put into fighting this punishment, although it would be great to survive and throw it back in the faces of those in power positions regardless of what happens.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this because surely there will be whispers about Everton – there has to be.