Report: Everton take huge stride towards deal, price to be struck at just below £30m
By Danny Wright
Everton have agreed to buy an area of land to build on which to build a new stadium, according to a report.
The Guardian claim that the club have agreed to purchase land at Bramley Moore dock from landowner Peel Holdings as they close in on a landmark deal.
An announcement by Liverpool’s mayor Joe Anderson is expected to be made later on Thursday after the club meets with the council.
Peel Holdings wanted £30million for the land, but the figure that has yet to been settled on and, according to the Guardian “is expected to be lower”.
The landowners have been set with the £5.5billion project of developing the area into an area called Liverpool Waters.
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Since Farhad Moshiri became the Toffees’ major shareholder in early 2016, the club have looked to press on in finding a site for their new home.
Sites in Croxteth, King’s Dock, Kirby and Walton Hall park have all been looked at in the past but without a great deal of success.
Everton have called Goodison Park their home for the last 125 years since it opened in 1882 when it became the first major football stadium to be built in England.
However the club are now looking to enter a new era by moving away from the 39,000-seater stadium which has held home to so much history over the past century-and-a-quarter.
Goodison hosted the 1884 FA Cup final, two years after its construction and saw the likes of Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Eusebio grace the pitch in five games during the 1966 World Cup.
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