Kieran Maguire tips multiple Everton sales amid 'Huge' FFP warning

Financial fair play constraints mean that Everton will have to sell before they invest in the transfer market this summer. 

That is according to finance expert and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively after Everton announced their released and retained list on 4th June.

Theo Walcott, Muhamed Besic, Yannick Bolasie and Josh King were all let go and, according to the Guardian last Friday, Everton will save £1million per month in wages.

But Football Insider revealed on 3rd June that Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring Richarlison with him to Real Madrid this summer and that the Toffees must sell before they can invest.

Everton posted punishing losses of £139.9m in their last set of accounts and current Premier League FFP parameters permit only a £105m loss over a three-year period.

And Maguire confirms that the Toffees might have to part company with some assets before they splash the cash in the current window.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “From a purely financial perspective, Everton are ostensibly in a very strong position.

“That’s because of the wealth and the extent of the support given to them by Farhad Moshiri.

“The only thing that would be driving a trading model of sell-before-buy is the financial fair play model of spending compliance.

“They’ve got huge operating losses so if they want to recruit then they might well have to divest, whether that be in terms of sales or other arrangements. 

“We’ve seen Theo Walcott and a few others released. It’s a case of getting wages off the bill as much as anything else. Walcott alone was on £150,000-a-week.”

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