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Ex-Everton chief Brands complains about Moshiri market interference

Former Everton football chief Marcel Brands admits he struggled to work the transfer market due to owner Farhad Moshiri.

Brands left Everton and returned to PSV Eindhoven last season.

“I was fighting to make a player contract of 50,000 a week 45,000 a week because that fitted better in the wage structure and matched the qualities of the player," Brands told De Telegraaf.

“And then the owner called, saying that he had been sitting with another player and that he could come for 175,000 a week. Then you say: 'What's that going to do in the dressing room? He earns three times as much as the others'.

“That kind of thing makes it difficult. You also see the difference with clubs where the structure is good. Liverpool has really grown.

“They have become really stable under Jürgen Klopp. You don't see any crazy transfers anymore."

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