Three years after takeover: Southampton put up for sale

9 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Jisheng, the chairman and director of Shenzen-based Lander Sports Development, took an 80 per cent stake in Southampton in 2017.

Southampton have been put up for sale for £250 million, just three years after the club were sold to a Chinese businessman, according to the Times.

The price would enable their current majority owner to recoup what he paid for the club in 2017.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Southampton have been put up for sale for £250 million, according to the Times, just three years after Chinese businessman Gao Jisheng bought a majority stake in the club.

Jisheng, the chairman and director of Shenzen-based Lander Sports Development, took an 80 per cent stake in Southampton in 2017 from Katharina Liebherr, who had inherited the club from her father.

Liebherr still retains a 20 per cent stake in the club. 

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