The Mexican-based group are understood to have already taken ownership of Liga MX club Atlas and have set their sights on new investment opportunities in European football.
Medio Tiempo’s report notes that both Southampton and their Premier League rivals Newcastle United had been ‘probed’ by Grupo Orlegi, but their efforts proved to be of no avail.
The Saints were the subject of a takeover not long ago, with Gao Jisheng having bought out an 80% stake of the club in August 2017.
However, it seems Grupo Orlegi had enquired about the possibility of pursuing a deal for Southampton, only to see their efforts knocked back.
Medio Tiempo claims that following their unsuccessful attempts to make their mark at the two Premier League clubs, they are now looking towards Spain, with Granada and Leganes – managed by former Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino – currently under consideration.
Four things Southampton must do to have a successful season in 2019/20
Back Hasenhuttl in the market
Ralph Hasenhuttl will need to be supported this summer as he looks to continue making this Southampton side his own.
Recruit a new centre-back
Southampton’s troubles often stem from their leaky back-line, so signing a reliable and high-quality central defender should be at the top of the club’s list of priorities.
Continue to focus on youth
Southampton’s young players were certainly impressive throughout last season, and focusing on the next generation would be wise next term.
Tie key players down to new deals
The likes of Nathan Redmond and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have two years remaining on their contracts and tying them down to improved deals to avoid unnecessary speculation this summer should be pursued.
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