Departing Arsenal money man planning huge Everton investment

Date published: Tuesday 14th August 2018 2:36 - James Marshment

Alisher Usmanov is reportedly planning to invest his vast fortunes into Everton after ending his association with Arsenal.

The 64-year-old – whose fortunate is valued at £11.4billion by Forbes – is ready to put his money into the Toffees after finding himself outmaneuvered at Emirates Stadium by Stan Kroenke.

Usmanov’s 11-year association with the Gunners ended earlier this month after the American bought his 30% holding for £600million.

Usmanov is close friends and former business partners with Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri – but  many don’t realise that Usmanov’s association with Everton is already long underway.

USM Holdings, one of Usmanov’s firms, have a £75m sponsorship deal with Everton’s Finch Farm training ground, while the two men both men had stakes in Red and White Holdings before Moshiri left to take control at Goodison Park.

Now the Daily Mirror reckons Usmanov is close to agreeing an investment at Everton will which see the club receive a significant cash injection.

“We are friends with Farhad Moshiri,” Usmanov told Bloomberg. “If he needs the support, I am happy to help.”

Everton might not be the only club in Usmanov’s sights either. According to the financial paper, the Russian could also be tempted to invest in another European club if the right opportunity presented itself.

“Should there be a proposal or a possibility to invest in them with good potential returns, I would consider the deal,” he added.

 

 

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