Three ways £190m takeover can help Southampton push for the Champions League

According to reports in The Times on Wednesday, Southampton are the subject of a £190m bid from Chinese company Lander Sports Development.

The property development company had an offer of £180m rejected by Saints owner Katharina Liebherr in January, but the new amount is understood to be closer to her valuation of the club.

It is believed that Liebherr, who took over as owner following the passing of her father Markus in 2010, believes that the club needs further investment if they are to move to the next level.

The south coast outfit finished sixth last season, but look set to fall short of emulating that this term as they currently lie in 11th position with eight matches of the campaign remaining.

Any takeover would initially see Lander buying into the club, before taking full control at a later date.

Here are THREE ways the £190m takeover can help Southampton push for the Champions League…