Arsenal shareholder and noted Twitter loudmouth Piers Morgan has said he believes the club should go all out with a £80m bid in order to sign Chelsea striker, Diego Costa.
News surfaced this week that Blues manager Antonio Conte had messaged the Spaniard to say that he is no longer part of his plans and that he is free to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.
A number of clubs have already expressed an interest in the 28-year-old with AC Milan reportedly already holding talks with his agent over a possible £40m deal.
But, Morgan – who’s controversial views on Arsenal regularly cause mass debate – believes the north Londoners should double that fee in order to sign Costa and make one of the biggest statements of the summer.
Arsenal should bid £80 million for Diego Costa. Then keep bidding until we get him.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 9, 2017
In fact, the former CNN pundit even says that the Gunners should pay whatever is necessary to win the race for the striker.
If Arsenal could keep hold of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Costa would be a frightening edition to their three-man forward line.
Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck have performed admirably in the centre-forward role but Costa would bring a world-class edge that has been missing ever since Robin van Persie’s departure in 2012.
In Chelsea’s Premier League winning campaign, the former Atletico Madrid striker notched 20 goals and recorded seven assists in just 35 appearances.
It seems strange that Conte would choose to part ways with his top goal scorer particularly after it appeared the duo had settled their differences after Costa threatened to leave for China in January.
Now, he is a wanted commodity and the Gunners could shock the world if they follow up on Morgan’s words.