🚨Everton Takeover Process Advances ‘Quicker Than Expected’ – Keith Wyness

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Former Everton boss Keith Wyness has claimed that Dan Friedkin still faces “hurdles” in buying the club, but that his takeover is progressing “even faster than I expected”.

In a new edition of Football Insider's Inside Track podcast, the 66-year-old, who was chief executive of Goodison Park between 2004 and 2009 and now runs a football consultancy that advises elite clubs, hinted that the American billionaire will have to pay off the debt. and allocated funds to complete the Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.

The Friedkin Group are closing in on a takeover of Everton, with multiple sources claiming current owner Farhad Moshiri has handed them the franchise contract.

The 59-year-old bought Roma in 2020 and won the Europa League two years later. 777 Partners and MSP Sports Capital were previously awarded exclusivity in their bids to buy Everton, but failed to complete the purchase.

Buying Everton could clear 'hurdles' in just two weeks, says Wyness However, Wyness insisted Friedkin can clear the Premier League hurdles in two weeks and give the club "breathing and positivity".

He told Football Insider's Insider Track podcast: “Friedkin has to pass the test of owners and managers. "I think he will do what the Premier League asked 777 to do: pay off the debt, give the club the resources to get through the season and make sure there is money to finish the stadium. "It should give us some respite and some positivity over the next two weeks. "The deal is not yet closed, of course there are still obstacles to be overcome.

However, things are looking very positive. It seems to have gone even faster than I expected. "We are in a great place going forward."

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