Everton reveal at AGM that plan for new ground by docks is on track

• Announcement will be made in two to three months
• Major shareholder identifies Premier League success as key

Farhad Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder, has said he will not allow the club to become a museum as it was confirmed plans to relocate to a new dockside stadium have progressed with Liverpool city council.

Moshiri outlined his ambitions for Everton at the club’s annual general meeting on Wednesday, his first since acquiring a 49.9% stake last February. The British-Iranian billionaire has made an interest-free loan of £80m to the club, used to pay off other loans totalling £54.8m plus a severance payment to the former manager Roberto Martínez, and has visited potential sites for a new stadium in recent months at Bramley Moore dock and Stonebridge Cross on the outskirts of the city.

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