Contract negotiations are not going smoothly at Standard. The fact that few extra resources are available now seems to be getting an explanation.
The British newspaper Daily Mail reports today that 777 Partners, the owner of Standard, is close to a takeover of the English football club Everton FC.
In addition to Standard, the American investment group also owns FC Sevilla, FC Genoa, Vasco da Gama and Hertha Berlin. With everton, a striking extra club would be added.
An important aspect of the deal would be that there is a prospect of a new stadium. They are already working on this, but there should be certainty that it can be built. Another condition is also that retention in the Premier League is ensured.
The current owner of the club assured at the beginning of this year that Everton was not for sale, but that seems to be different. The British-Iranian businessman Farhad Moshiri has owned the club since 2016, but was not allowed to enter his own stadium this season due to mismanagement.