Everton have outlined their ambition to “win Premier League titles” in their planned new stadium.
It was announced at the club’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday that majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri was willing to invest £500million into the building of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Little is known regarding the club’s plans for the site as yet, but the club revealed on Tuesday that they hope to deliver a new stadium there “inside four” years.
And chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale says it will be central to the club’s rather ambitious long-term plans.
“Ultimately, this means challenging for domestic titles and trophies, not only to win cups but to win Premier League titles too,” she told supporters.
“It means competing regularly in the Champions League, and it means doing this in a world-class, world-renowned football stadium.
“This is an extremely challenging goal. I want to emphasise it will take time, commitment and an incredible amount of hard work.
“It is very much a long-term goal for our club but it is vital we are ambitious and that we deliver performance on and off the pitch that drives our club forward to achieve our ambitions.
“As a result of the progress made on our foundations during the past six months, it is my belief that we are now well positioned to build a club that can compete with the best.
“We are starting 2019 from a position of real strength. To build on this we have set ourselves challenging ambitions and we have a plan in place to deliver on these long-term ambitions – we are making great progress.”