By Kieran Maguire

17th Jun, 2022 | 8:03am

Kieran Maguire: Everton takeover may be imminent as terms signed

Farhad Moshiri could be set to sanction the sale of Everton to a consortium backed by former Man United and Chelsea powerbroker Peter Kenyon.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the latest from behind the scenes at Goodison Park.

The Telegraph reported on Tuesday (14 June) that Kenyon’s consortium had signed heads of terms in new takeover talks, giving them exclusivity as they try to thrash out a deal.

It was only last Wednesday (8 June) that British-Iranian businessman Moshir appeared to reiterate his commitment to the Toffees in a public message to supporters.

But Maguire insists that there is now a real possibility of the takeover deal going through.

“They have apparently signed heads of terms if the press reports are correct,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

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“We don’t know when those signatures took place. There must have been some initial discussions even at the time Farhad Moshiri gave his mea culpa. Therefore, I think there is an opportunity for this deal.

“We don’t know the enthusiasm Farhad Moshiri has for Everton. His former business partner, Alisher Usmanov, is persona non grata as far as the government are concerned.

“He might now decide to cut his losses and move on to something else.”

Moshiri has presided over a period of dramatic financial losses in recent years.

The Toffees’ shortfall in the last three years alone is over £370million, more than three times the Financial Fair Play limit.

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