By Kieran Maguire

15th Jan, 2022 | 8:26am

Kieran Maguire: Everton are owed up to '£8m' after High Court ruling

Everton could be owed up to £8million after the Premier League won a High Court ruling against Chinese broadcaster PPLive Sports.

So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the case over two unpaid tranches of TV money.

As reported by BBC Sport on Tuesday (11 January), the Premier League is due a £157m payout from the now-scrapped overseas broadcast deal.

A spokesman for the league said that they will “robustly enforce [their] contractual rights when it has no other option available”.

Everton’s financial fair play position is precarious after they posted record losses of £139.9m in their last financial report.

They are due to release their next annual figures, which will account for the 2020-21 season, some time in the first quarter of this year.

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But Maguire suggests that getting PPLive Sports to cough up and thereby boost the Toffees’ FFP standing could prove challenging.

“In terms of international rights in the Premier League, 90 per cent of it is probably split equally,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.

“So that’s £7m you get from that pot. Everton will probably be mid-table, so performance-related bonuses would take that to around £8m.

“The big challenge is that being awarded the money in the UK High Court is one thing, but extracting it from China is another entirely.

“They could potentially just turn around and say ‘well, you’re not getting it.'”

Everton are in action against bottom-placed Norwich City at Carrow Road today (15 January).

Rafael Benitez’ side could potentially move 11 points clear of the relegation zone with a win if results elsewhere go their way.

In other news, pundit suggests James Garner could have “big decision on his hands” after update on Everton pursuit.