Diego Costa could help win Manchester City the title this season.
The 32-year old striker is a free agent after terminating his contract with Atletico Madrid.
Micah Richards believes City can bring in another striker and Diego Costa will be the perfect fit in Guardiola’s squad.
The former Man City defender goes on even further suggesting that Costa can help Man City win the Premier League.
“Manchester City are already on a ridiculously good run of form but if they signed Diego Costa now, he would win them the Premier League – I am sure of it,” said Richards in his latest BBC column.
“Costa is 32 and I am not suggesting he is a long-term solution for City up front, but the former Chelsea striker is a free agent after ending his Atletico Madrid contract in December, and can sign for anyone for nothing.
“Why not get him in until the end of the season? He would do more than just ruffle a few feathers and be a pain in the backside for opposition defences – he is a proven finisher who would offer Pep Guardiola’s side a proper plan B.
“Yes, you would have to cover Costa’s wages, but the massive difference he could make to City’s season would make that worthwhile.”
“If you want an example of the impact Costa could have, then look at what Edinson Cavani has done for Manchester United this season,” Richards added.
“Cavani is 33 and very different to the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, but he brings them an extra dimension in attack that has already given them an edge at key moments in tight games.