Joey Barton’s response when asked about Everton takeover

Joey Barton

The midfielder has his say on the Premier League club’s current situation.

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Everton’s takeover by Farhad Moshiri is good for the club.

The 60-year-old Iranian businessman has bought a 49.9% stake in Everton, as reported by BBC Sport.

Moshiri sold his stake in Arsenal to business partner Alisher Usmanov on Friday so that he could buy into the Merseyside outfit.

Former Newcastle United and Manchester City midfielder Barton has given his take on the situation on Twitter.

Everton are 12th in the Premier League table at the moment with 35 points from 26 matches.

The Merseyside outfit are unlikely to finish in the European places, but they should be able to end up in the top 10.

The Toffees are a big club and have established themselves in the Premier League, but it is time for them to go to the next level.

Everton fans will hope that the new investment will help the club at least challenge for the Champions League places in the coming years.

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