Richards: Costa would ‘win’ Man City the Premier League

Micah Richards has prompt that Manchester City ought to sign Diego Costa till the end of the season to resolve their striker points.

Costa spent three and a half years in England with Chelsea between 2014 and 2018. In that time he gained the Premier League twice in addition to the League Cup in 2014/15.

The Spaniard scored 59 occasions from 120 appearances for the Blues. He rejoined Atletico Madrid in January 2018 after falling out with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.


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Costa made 81 appearances in his second spell for Madrid. His time on the membership led to December 2020 as he and Atletico collectively agreed to terminate his contract. He has been linked with a move to Wolves, however continues to be a free agent.

Speaking to BBC Sport, as quoted by AIMRichards argued that Costa could be a great “Plan B” for Guardiola’s side:

“Manchester City are already on a ridiculously good run but when they signed Diego Costa now, it will win them the Premier League – I am positive of it.

“Costa is 32 and I am not suggesting he is a long-term resolution for City upfront, however the former Chelsea striker is a free agent after his Atletico Madrid contract expires in December, and he can sign for anybody for free.

“Why not get him in till the end of the season? He would do extra than simply ruffle just a few feathers and be a back ache for opposition defenses – he’s a confirmed finisher who would provide the correct design B. to Pep Guardiola’s side

“Yeah, you’d must pay Costa’s wages, however the large distinction it might make to City’s season would make that worthwhile.

“I like Jesus very a lot, and he’s way more than a graft, however once I watch him he would not at all times look to end balls into the field like he did against Cheltenham within the FA Cup England on Saturday – typically lurking deeper or left, linking play.

“It means City typically lacks focus. If they’d somebody who at all times needed to run in behind defenses then, with their inventive players in search of them, I actually suppose they’d be scary. They’d clear up, regardless of how teams tried to cease them.

“Costa may very well be that striker and not solely would he end the possibilities City make, his presence would enhance the possibilities for his fellow players as effectively.”

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