Billionaire tycoon Alisher Usmanov open to investing in Everton

6 January 2020

AU
Photo: Getty Images Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov made his money in Russian metals, telecoms and technology.

The Russian billionaire told the Financial Times that he was "thinking about my investment into this club" and that he was open to the possibility of purchasing the naming rights to Everton's new stadium.

Usmanov, a long-time business partner of Everton's owner, Farhad Moshiri, has previously tried to acquire Arsenal but ended up selling his 30 per cent stake in the club last year.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Alisher Usmanov, a Russian billionaire who made his money in Russian metals, telecoms and technology, has told the Financial Times that he is open to investing in Everton and possibly purchasing the naming rights to the club's new stadium.

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"I am thinking about my investment into this club. There are many ways [to invest]. It is not obligatory for me to participate myself. I could sponsor them. I could be a shareholder," he told the newspaper. 

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