Farhad Moshiri suggests developing Goodison Park is on his agenda

Farhad Moshiri has purchased a 49.9% stake in Everton.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Farhad Moshiri had admitted that developing Goodison Park is in his plans for Everton, following his purchase of a 49.9% share in the club.

Moshiri said: “We will also be looking at the best options in relation to our stadium. Goodison Park has served the club extremely well but we need to make sure the club has a suitable stage to perform on for the future. We will review the best options and how to finance, especially as it is likely to cost a little more than the £3,000 it apparently did back in 1892.”

Moshiri has admitted that working on Everton’s home ground is one of his priorities, although he remains coy on what actual plans may be.

One idea could be to redevelop Goodison Park to make it a stadium fit for a team who want to play in the Champions League, which is the least expensive option.

The more risky option, and the one which will cost astronomical amounts, will be to build a completely new ground and move there.

This will give the Toffees a fresh start in a modern ground, but it will take away the heritage and history of Goodison Park - which is so tied up with the history of Everton as a football club.

Moshiri has promised to loosen the financial shackles in the coming years, with the aim to return Everton to their former greatness, and stadium redevelopment is at the forefront of his mind.

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