Everton: Moshiri questioned over Goodison Park commitment

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri watches on

Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s silence amid the Toffees’ battle for Premier League survival has led to doubts over his commitment at Goodison Park, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The Merseyside outfit boosted their hopes of fending off a drop into the Championship by climbing out of the top flight’s relegation zone thanks to a 2-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend.

What’s the latest news involving Moshiri?

Moshiri first headed to Goodison Park when he bought a 49.9 per cent stake in Everton more than six years ago.

The British-Iranian billionaire then became the Toffees’ majority shareholder when he acquired another 18.7 per cent of the club’s assets in September 2018.

There is no doubting that Moshiri has ploughed funds into Everton as 18 of the 20 most expensive signings in the Premier League side’s history have come under his watch.

Moshiri took his stake up to 94.1 per cent with a £100million capital injection in the early stages of 2022, but there are still question marks as to whether he will remain on Merseyside for a number of years.

That is because, according to the Daily Mail, three United States-based tycoons are lining up to take Everton off the 66-year-old’s hands and willing to stump up £350million in order to seal the deal.

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What has Paul Brown said about Moshiri?

Brown has doubts over whether Moshiri will be interested in remaining at the Everton helm if they fall out of the Premier League.

The journalist feels Moshiri’s lack of communication with the fanbase amid a relegation battle speaks volumes.

Brown told GIVEMESPORT: “If you put everything together, you wonder just how committed the owner is likely to be to a Championship team.

“He bought Everton to move them into the Champions League, not the Championship.

“He’s already ploughed an absolutely huge, vast amount of money into the club and we haven’t really heard a single thing from him about what would happen if the team were to go down.”

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A 2-1 win over Leicester City, thanks to goals from Vitalii Mykolenko and Mason Holgate, has improved Everton’s chances of staving off relegation to the Championship.

It allowed Frank Lampard to pick up back-to-back victories for the first time since he was appointed as the Toffees’ manager in January.

Lampard’s charges are now a point clear of the Premier League’s drop zone and their destiny is in their own hands as they have a game in hand over third-from-bottom Leeds United.

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