The news that Farhad Moshiri has put Everton Football Club up for sale for a reported asking price of over £500 million has been met with shock and surprise across the footballing world.
Moshiri, who has been the majority shareholder since February 2016, has overseen a period of relative success for the Toffees, with the club finishing in the top half of the Premier League in each of his four full seasons. The club have also reached the Europa League group stages twice in that time, as well as the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 2018-19.
The news of Moshiri’s decision to put the club up for sale has been met with a mixture of emotions from Everton fans. On the one hand, there is a sense of sadness that the club’s successful period under Moshiri’s ownership could be coming to an end, while on the other hand, there is a feeling of optimism that a new owner could take the club to the next level.
The news of Moshiri’s asking price of over £500 million is a testament to the potential of Everton Football Club. It is a huge sum of money, but it is also an indication of the potential that the club has to become a major force in the Premier League and beyond.
It is now up to potential buyers to decide whether they are willing to meet Moshiri’s asking price. Whoever does take ownership of the club will have a huge task ahead of them in order to take Everton to the next level.
Whatever the outcome, it is sure to be an interesting few months for the Toffees and their fans.