I built Everton's training ground - this is what the Freidkin Group could do with it

Finch Farm is the home of Everton's Academy as well as the club's first team
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Keith Wyness believes the new Everton owners could consider investing money at Finch Farm.

The former Everton chief executive suggested the club’s training ground could be upgraded to one of the best in the Premier League for an outlay of between £10m and £15m.

His ideas included building a hotel on the site or expanding the footprint of the complex into the countryside around it.

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Wyness was the Blues' CEO between 2004 and 2009 and it was during his tenure the club moved from Bellefield to the Halewood site - which was later bought by Liverpool Council from private owners. The council agreed to fund multi-million pound improvement works in 2016.

Wyness believes that once the club is under new ownership - with the Friedkin Group currently the latest to explore a deal with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri - training ground work could be something worth looking at.

He told Football Insider‘s Insider Track podcast: “I don’t think Finch Farm needs too much investment. I built the facility during my time at the club and it’s been upgraded since then, so you’re working from a very good facility straight away. Another £10-15million would make it as good as anything else in the Premier League.

“There is land around it to expand, so it’ll be a case of increasing the size of the area or building a hotel. Overall, Friedkin won’t have to spend too much to make it first-class.”

Finch Farm is surrounded by countryside - though developer Redrow is in the process of building an expansive new housing estate on the other side of Finch Road, the road on which the main entrance of the training ground is situated.