Piers Morgan has claimed signing Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘exactly’ what Arsenal need to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title.
The TV host has carried out an explosive tell-all interview with the Manchester United star, with the first clips being aired on Sunday night, in which Ronaldo accused the club of ‘betraying’ him and blasted manager Erik ten Hag, adding he doesn’t ‘respect’ the Dutchman.
And Morgan – a close friend of the Portuguese – urged the table-topping Gunners, five points ahead of City as the World Cup approaches, to capitalise on the situation and snap up the 37-year-old forward in January to bolster their title bid.
Morgan responded on Twitter after a TV presenter in Ireland said: ‘Presumably Piers Morgan is hoping Arsenal sign Ronaldo and play him up top in every game.’
He posted: ‘Yes, actually. He’s exactly what we need.. @Cristiano & @gabrieljesus9 would take us to the title.’ The tweet, posted at 11pm on Sunday night, has already received 15,000 likes.
Morgan has also opened up on the pair’s close personal friendship, which helped him score the hugely controversial interview on TalkTV.
He told The Sun: ‘I first interviewed Cristiano three years ago in Turin and we ended up having a four-hour dinner. Since then, we’ve become very unlikely but very good friends. We text and speak a lot, and he has always been incredibly honest with me.’