A new billionaire club in the Premier League? Everton sold 49.9% stake to an Iranian and dreams of returning to fight for the title
Another tradition of the Premier League club will have the support of a billionaire.
English professional football league has approved investment club Everton, who sold a 49.9% stake billionaire Farhad Moshiri Iranian origin, said in a statement on the band's Goodison Park.
Moshiri, a former shareholder of Arsenal ended a long search by investor Everton chairman Bill Kenwright whose stays in control benefiting the majority of shares, at least short term.
Kenwright is looking for a major investor for over a decade at Everton after in 1999 took control of the majority stake from Peter Johnson in exchange for $ 28,410,000. Grouping Liverpool also won 9 titles and five cups, but last trophy dates back to 1995.
Forbes estimated his personal fortune at £ 1.3bn Moshiri, before it can sell the shares to Usmanov's Aliser, the second most important shareholder '' Gunners'.
This season, Everton ranks 12th in the Premier League and will play Saturday against Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinals.
In the league, Everton are in 12th place with 38 points won in 28 matches.