Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam gave his opinion Everton’s takeover by Farhad Moshiri on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (broadcast from 7pm, March 21).
The 60-year-old Iranian businessman has bought a 49.9% stake in Everton, as reported by BBC Sport last month.
Moshiri sold his stake in Arsenal to business partner Alisher Usmanov last month so that he could buy into the Merseyside outfit.
Former Rangers and Liverpool midfielder Adam is happy for Everton, but he has questioned whether Everton will be able to keep hold of their best players in the summer transfer window.
“I am very happy that they have managed to get someone to invest in them because they have been waiting for a number of years,” said Adam on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (broadcast from 7pm, March 21).
“Bill (Kenwright) obviously put a lot of money in it, everybody else has, and it is good to see that they have found this Iranian billionaire coming and spending a few pounds. Everton are a good club, they have good players.
“The big thing is can they keep hold of their top players, John Stones and Lukaku, for next season, but I am happy for Everton to get the injection of cash and challenging for the upper league."
Roberto Martinez’s side are having a disappointing season in the Premier League and may not even finish in the top 10.
The Toffees could end up winning the FA Cup this campaign, but would that be enough to convince the likes of John Stones and Romelu Lukaku to stay at Goodison Park?
Everton are a big club and there is potential to achieve greatness, and the new investment could make that happen. However, it is going to be gradual process, and fans should be patient.