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Rumour Alisher Usmanov

Davo

TEF Member
#1
ALISHER USMANOV COULD SELL ARSENAL STAKE TO TAKE OVER AT EVERTON


Speculation is mounting that Alisher Usmanov is ready to sell his stake in Arsenal and join former partner Farhad Moshiri at Everton.

The Uzbeki took full control of the 30.04% that RED and WHITE SECURITIES LTD own in the club when Moshiri purchased a 49.9% stake in Everton earlier this year.

However, with an almost non-existent relationship with Stan Kroenke – the 67.05% majority shareholder in Arsenal – and the chances of him being offered a position on the board, or one of any influence at the club, almost zero, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he decided to go all in with Moshiri at the Merseyside club.

In order to do that though, he would need to find a buyer for his shares, as he is highly unlikely to sell to the American’s KSE group.

What that might mean for Arsenal is very interesting. At the moment there’s a kind of status quo, where Usmanov has accepted he can have no influence leaving Kroenke quite happy and untouchable, but perhaps new investors might be more inclined to shake things up.

Since his arrival at Everton, Moshiri has presided over the appointment of Ronald Koeman from Southampton, as well as installing Leicester’s former chief scout Steve Walsh as the club’s director of football, real signals of ambition from the club.

This is definitely a situation to keep an eye on because the implications for Arsenal are obvious.
 
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#11
Does tie in with what WRD said earlier on in the summer that Usmanov would be on board by Christmas if my memory serves me right [Gezhuh]
Let's be realistic, as rich as Moshiri is he hasn't got the cash he's reportedly throwing around, there has to be others involved. Let's hope it's him
 

Mr Kirk

Mr Passenger
#14
Iirc kronke is obliged to make an offer for any Arsenal shares which become available. So don't honk he would struggle to find a buyer. It's just a case of if kronke has the funds or maybe he needs time to get the funds together?
 
#20
Reading the Arsenal fans losing their shit at the end of that page was glorious. Hope this happens, but I'm trying not to focus on it too much until something concrete comes out of it.
 

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