By Harvey Byrne
Retired footballer Chris Sutton has criticised Everton part-owner Farhad Moshiri’s comments on Twitter.
The Iranian businessman claimed that Everton had pulled out of the race to sign new Tottenham addition Moussa Sissoko after showing loyalty to current Toffees midfielder James McCarthy.
The comments were released on Jim White’s personal Twitter account.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) September 1, 2016
It’s a bizarre statement to make and it’s left the Everton fans perplexed. Sutton reacted to these claims on his personal Twitter account on Friday saying that “sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut.”
Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut! All a bit odd and Moshiri has done himself no favours here! https://t.co/lL0XEGpGNQ
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 2, 2016
The Toffees were involved in a deadline-day tug-of-war with Spurs as both clubs made bids to bring Sissoko in from Newcastle.
However, the north London club won the battle for the signing and can offer the player Champions League football.
Billionaire Moshiri became a major Toffees investor this year and has helped rejuvinate the Merseyside club after the appointment of manager Ronald Koeman and five summer signings.
The former Southampton boss has added experienced Premier League players to his new-look Everton side.
Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie and and Enner Valencia have all moved to the club. Losing Sissoko right at the end of the transfer window was a bitter blow though, and Moshiri’s comments won’t have helped.
Irrespective though, the Toffees have started life under Koeman well with a draw against Tottenham and two victories against West Brom and Stoke in the manager’s opening three matches in charge.
In other Everton transfer news, Yacine Brahimi was not interested in joining the Toffees from Porto on deadline day because of their lack of European football.