Everton pulls the plug-in-shirt deal with gambling company SportPesa with the £ 9.6 million per year deal that is canceled at the end of the season
- Everton broke its current shirt deal with gambling company SportPesa
- Goodison Park club had two more years for the £ 9.6 million annual deal
- Sportsmail understands that Everton does not have to pay a financial fine
- The club is now aiming for a club record deal for the 2020-21 campaign
Everton will look for a blue-chip shirt sponsor after breaking their current deal with gambling company SportPesa.
The Goodison Park club had two years to fulfill their conditions with SportPesa, based in Africa, but after negotiations with the parties it was decided to close the £ 9.6 million agreement a year at the end of this season Cancel. .
It is understood that Everton does not have to pay a financial fine for ending the partnership and that negotiations were amiable with SportPesa, which was on Everton shirts for the first time in 2017.
Everton goes looking for a shirt sponsor after they break their deal with gambling company SportPesa
Everton maintains that the decision was not primarily influenced by the call for football to distance itself from betting, but it was taken into account.
Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive and financial officer Alexander Ryazantev will lead the search for a new partnership and the ambition will be to get a club-record deal before the start of the 2020-21 season.
An Everton spokesperson said, “This has been a difficult decision, but it is one with which we can best fulfill our commercial plan and take advantage of the new opportunities that lie ahead.”
Everton does not have to pay a financial fine and negotiations with the company were friendly
Andre Gomes has meanwhile taken an important step to return to the first team after a 60-minute game behind closed doors at Finch Farm on Sunday.
It was always the plan for the midfielder of Portugal, who suffered a terrible ankle fracture against Tottenham in Goodison Park in early November to play the entire game.
He came through without problems and can now train with the team for next Sunday’s trip to Arsenal.
Andre Gomes played a 60-minute game behind closed doors during his return to fitness