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Southampton should use their recent takeover to try and convince star

The Saints have come marching into the Transfer Tavern tonight, excitedly discussing who the club should buy first with all their new money.

It was confirmed that Chinese businessman Jisheng Gao had purchased 80% of Southampton football club with Katharina Liebherr retaining a 20% share.

With this takeover finally completed the future looks very bright for the Saints.

The next chapter in the history of Southampton could see them splashing quite a lot of Chinese cash in the transfer market soon but there is something they should settle first.

Try and keep Virgil van Dijk at the club.

It’s a long shot given that the player desperately wants to leave but this takeover can be used as a bit of leverage to try and convince their star man to stay.

At this point, the club should promise him that they will look to strengthen the side and fight for a European place next season and if it doesn’t happen then he can leave.

Whilst it isn’t a 100% takeover of the club, the Chinese family still have the majority share and their money could truly take Southampton to the next level.

Selling Van Dijk wouldn’t get this new chapter off to the best start so Southampton need to do whatever they can to try and convince him and it may be enough, but then again it might not be.

Only time will tell but as previously mentioned, either way, the future looks bright for the Saints.

What do you think Saints fans? Let us know down below.

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