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Chairman explains transfer policy
Published : 18 Aug 2011 10:30:01Rss feed
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has revealed the club must attract new investors before they can sign new players.
Kenwright made his startling admission in the build-up to Saturday's opening game against QPR, with fans growing increasingly frustrated at the club's lack of activity in the transfer market this summer.Boss David Moyes is anxious to bring in new players to strengthen his squad before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month but Kenwright revealed the Toffees' perilous financial position has prevented him from doing that so far."Two things, one the world is in a recession and I don't know any business that isn't suffering at the moment and I include football in that, other than the financial elite," Kenwright told Sky Sports News. "Two, we've come to a stage with our bank with our finance where we just can't borrow any more.
You've been at the AGMs, EGMs, the shareholders' meeting when I've said year after year, what we do is we beg and borrow from the bank. That's what we've been doing. The banks are tightening in now. We just can't borrow any more money. A, to protect the football club and B, to protect the fans. I know the progress over the past decade has been phenomenal on and off the pitch. "We knew this summer we were going to get to a point where things were going to get very, very tight. We knew we had to trade.
There has not been a lot of trading in football itself this summer. We've not been able to trade yet and that's the reason that we've not bought in a new player."
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