The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern are still reeling after a historic night in the EFL Cup last night…
Whilst Liverpool were the favourites for the tie in the Tavern, the Saints came out on top with a goal from Shane Long sealing the result for Claude Puel’s side – with a date at Wembley now awaiting the Southampton faithful.
After such an exciting night, many wanted to spend today recovering – but it would appear as though the buzz around Southampton has some way to go yet – especially with this latest announcement.
In a statement from Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr, posted on the official Southampton website, it has been revealed that Chinese investment is potentially on the horizon for the South Coast-based side.
Described as a ‘partnership’, Liebherr has revealed that the deal could help Southampton to continue to grow – and whilst it still needs to get passed through Premier League law – it would appear as though the Southampton owner wants the deal to go ahead.
The news has generated quite a mixed response from the punters in the Transfer Tavern, with many Southampton fans questioning the motives behind the deal. Unsurprisingly, it is a very similar tale on Twitter…
Has anyone considered that #saintsfc not spending due to imminent take over? Would any owner invest in a business they were about to sell?
— StuW (@sotonstu) January 21, 2017
Nothing good can come from Chinese investment in #saintsfc
— Andrew (@andrew_saintsfc) January 26, 2017
as long as their not in control I'm happy, pump the money in. #saintsfc
— Charlie (@CharlieBones_) January 26, 2017
Interesting times ahead for the club! #saintsfc
— Luke Osman (@LukeOsmanRS) January 26, 2017
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) January 26, 2017
A very mixed bag of responses here from the Southampton fans on Twitter.
The general consensus seems to be that the partnership could be a good one, but only if matters of the club are put first. However, with Chinese football quickly rising in significance, many fans are – understandably – concerned about what the partnership could mean for Southampton Football Club.
Southampton fans – what do you think? Is this bad or good?
Let us know below!
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