Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri revealed that he has held discussions with the consortium that includes Peter Kenyon, former Chelsea and Manchester United chief executive over the purchase of the club. The consortium is also made up of John Thornton, an American businessman, and Maciek Kaminski, the chief executive of a real estate company. The consortium is only interested in a complete buyout of the club.
“Whilst there is no denying that it was an amazing night when we turned around a 2-0 half-time deficit to secure a sensational victory and guarantee a 69th successive season in the top tier of English football last season, it should not be allowed to disguise the fact that we have underperformed in what proved to be a very challenging campaign,” said the owner in an open letter to supporters,” Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri said. “Mistakes have been made and for that, I want to apologize to all of you. It has not been good enough and we need to do better. You have given us incredible support that helped us over the line when we most needed it, and we must repay that support and show that lessons have been learned.”
“More than any other club in England, Everton is the Club of its people, its community, and its fans, and always will be,” he added. “I am committed to securing the future success of the Club by delivering a fully-funded stadium that will underpin our status as a leading club. Our new stadium project at Bramley-Moore Dock has reached an exciting and landmark stage as it emerges from the ground, with the four main cores now in place. Of course, the stadium alone will not help us achieve our objectives and we are committed to not making the same mistakes again including how we have not always spent significant amounts of money wisely.”