By Noel Whelan

22nd Nov, 2022 | 2:41pm

Everton well placed for 'massive' takeover after source's Farhad Moshiri reveal - pundit

Noel Whelan has insisted the new “state-of-the-art” Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will make Everton an “attractive proposition” for mega-rich potential new owners.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Toffees’ “massive” history will also be a lure for new investors.

Everton are set to move into their new 52,888-seater stadium for the 2024-25 season despite owner Farhad Moshiri now seeking new investment for the project.

The stunning new ground has been shortlisted as part of the United Kingdom’s bid to host the 2028 European Championships.

Football Insider revealed on Saturday (19 November) that Everton are not planning on spending big in January despite the prospect of another relegation battle.

Moshiri is not willing to underwrite another expensive winter window overhaul amid doubts over his long-term future at Goodison Park.

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The British-Iranian businessman was reportedly in talks over selling the club to American businessman Maciek Kaminski for “around £400million”.

However, Whelan insisted 17th-place Everton must first focus on remaining in the Premier League.

He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “They’re an attractive proposition for a possible buyer, absolutely.

“The history is massive. The derby with Liverpool, it’s one of the biggest and the most watched in the world.

“And with the state-of-the-art ground coming too, it’s another string to their bow.

“But there’s a worry that they could be playing in the Championship. Look at Coventry.

“They’ve got to focus on staying in the Premier League. It’s paramount.”

In other news, pundit claims Everton could spend “hundreds of millions” after source’s Frank Lampard update.