Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has confirmed that there are parties who are interested in buying the club, but has said that it will take some time to find the right buyer.
Kenwright has been looking to sell the club for the last few years, with the media naming several people as potential buyers during that time. Everton fans have critized Kenwright for failing to find a new owner, but the Everton chairman has stated there have constantly been three or four interested parties, the same figure which are currently pursuing their interest. According to the latest Everton betting odds, the club are still long shots to be taken over anytime soon.
Before the weekend’s fixture with Wolves, Everton supporters group Blue Union staged a protest, with the number of fans in attendance estimated to be around 250 according to Merseyside Police. Blue Union have become frustrated with the lack of investment in the club, and want Kenwright to find a new owner with more investment power than the current major shareholders.
Kenwright has supported Blue Union, stating that their demands match what he wants for the club, but he insists that it will take time to find the right buyer who can seriously invest in The Toffees. Blue Union, however, have criticised Kenwright, insisting that he’s not doing enough to bring about the change which is needed to take the club to the next level. Some fans are concerned that, unless money is invested sooner rather than later, the club will struggle to compete at the highest level, their Premier league odds will continue to drift, and rather than challenging for a place in Europe’s elite competitions, they will find themselves battling to stave off relegation.
In addition to the protests before Everton’s 2-1 victory over Wolves, many fans inside in the ground held up banners and chanted “Kenwright out”, making their feelings on the current chairman very clear.
Kenwright has claimed that he is doing everything he can to support the club financially.