Sarri told to forget agreeing Higuain deal and ‘break back’ to sign up Costa for Chelsea
Chelsea have been told to ‘break the bank’ to re-sign Diego Costa rather than sign up striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Higuaín, who broke the Serie A goalscoring record for a single season at Napoli back in 2015/16, has made no secret of his desire to work with Sarri once again.
And according to the Sun, Higuain’s wish is set to be granted with us as we are on the verge of a temporary agreement for the Argentina forward.
It’s claimed flop Alvaro Morata will head the other way in a season-long loan to Milan, as he simply cannot get going in a Chelsea shirt, despite numerous chances given by Sarri.
But Peter Crouch believes Chelsea should instead look into re-signing Spain international Costa, who scored 59-goals in 120 appearances for the club.
‘Chelsea have scored the fewest goals of the top six sides,’ Crouch said in a column for Daily Mail website
‘A return of 38 from 21 matches isn’t enough to win you a title, no matter how good your defence is.
‘The one thing you need is someone to score you 30 goals and they do not have a player like Harry Kane, Mo Salah or Sergio Aguero.
‘Not so long ago, they did. Diego Costa would absolutely transform Chelsea’s fortunes and, if it was down to me, I’d break the bank to re-sign him.
‘You can talk about Gonzalo Higuain or Karim Benzema, but I think Costa would be the one to take Chelsea where they want to be.
‘There was something about the way Costa’s career finished at Stamford Bridge that doesn’t sit right. I know there were huge problems between him and Antonio Conte, but even so, it seemed like they didn’t put up any kind of fight to keep him.’
Would we seriously welcome Costa back to the club this month?