Premier League clubs consider suing Everton

Merseyside club lost £373m over three-year period, which exceeds league allowance


A number of Premier League clubs are conducting a “forensic analysis” of Everton FC’s accounts with a view to potentially suing the club for breaching financial regulations.


Everton recently published accounts showing that they lost £120 million in 2020-21.


This took their losses over a three-year period to £373 million, but Premier League rules state that clubs are only permitted to lose £105 million over a three-year period.


However, the Premier League allowed some flexibility in its financial sustainability rules die to disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and, consequently, Everton claims it is complying with the league’s rules.


However, some Premier League clubs are sceptical and have not ruled out taking legal action.