Lincoln City have unveiled Harvey Jabara as a new investor with US football icon and former Everton midfielder Landon Donovan coming on board as an advisor.

Jabara is a minority owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team and has invested a "high six-figure" fee into last season's beaten play-off finalists.

By doing so, the Jabara family have taken on board a nine per cent share in Lincoln city Holdings, which owns 75 per cent of the club.

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The Imps led the way at the top of League One for large parts of the seasons before an injury crisis saw them settle for a place in the play-offs.

Michael Appleton's side took on Sunderland in the semi-final and came through the tie with a 3-2 aggregate win.

Jabara, who is an investment executive, has been looking to invest in a team in Europe for some time and his friendship with Donovan led him to Lincoln City.

The former Everton and Bayern Munich loanee is a long-time friend of Jabara, and is also the team manager and vice-president of the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club.

Donovan is set to continue in that role while acting as a strategic advisor for the Imps.

The former LA Galaxy forward is also looking forward to learning from the Imps as he strives to take San Diego forward.

Lincoln's substantial investment will see them aim to go one further than last season and win promotion - two years ahead of schedule.