The Blues have been in discussions over the land for the past twelve months and with new owner Farhad Moshiri having visited the site last month, things seem to be gathering pace for Everton to move to the waterfront.
With the potential for redeveloping Goodison Park seemingly being cast aside, it now seems likely that Everton will leave Walton and move to Bramley Moore Dock in the next few years, although there is a lot of work to be done to create the stadium everyone wants on the waterfront.
Everton’s chosen architect is visiting Goodison Park for his first derby match tomorrow evening, however, and has already been briefed on what Evertonians expect in a new ground – although finer points of detail will be discussed in coming months.
After missing out on the King’s Dock proposal over a decade ago, a move to the Mersey waterfront will put Everton at the heart of the City of Liverpool’s heritage and be the first thing many visiting tourists see as they dock on cruise liners along the river.
Everton are expected to make a formal announcement on plans in the next few months, although there could be more than a hint at the AGM on January 4th.