Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has stressed Everton remain a "desirable club" for potential buyers despite the growing list of problems the new owner will have to contend with.
It emerged on Friday 777 Partners had agreed a deal to buy out Farhad Moshiri in full, bringing to an end the Iranian's troubled reign at the club. The takeover, which is subject to 777 passing regulatory tests including from the Premier League, comes after a deal that would have seen a different US group, MSP Sports Capital, build an influence in Everton collapsed at the end of last month.
The ECHO understands 777 Sports have already provided the Blues with a loan worth tens of millions, which arrived after an agreement between the two parties and has been issued for both the club and stadium company side.
It remains to be seen whether or not this deal is eventually approved, though Jordan is adamant there will be no shortage of suitors should this proposed takeover collapse.
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"Let's be clear, Everton is a desirable club," said the talkSPORT host. "If Newcastle was desirable, Everton is equally as desirable. It's how you buy it, when you buy it and who you pay on the way in that may become the barrier to entry or the opportunity.
"The opportunity for Aston Villa was they were on their knees when Wes Edens and his colleagues bought Aston Villa from Tony Xia because they had run out of money. They nicked it because it was in distress and there are very few football clubs that are sold when there are real going concerns. The exception to that is Chelsea because that became a media construct and aRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk