Liverpool have been instructed to park any curiosity in Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland and signal Raphael Varane as a matter of precedence.
Actual Madrid are understood to be keen to promote the French defender, 27, with Manchester United reported frontrunners to signal him.
However John Barnes believes Liverpool needs to be in for Varane, arguing he’d be a extra essential signing than Mbappe or Haaland, who’ve been linked with an Anfield transfer.
“Varane could be a implausible signing for Liverpool. He’s fast, he’s a superb defender and nice on the ball so he would swimsuit the best way that Liverpool play and for Liverpool to signal him could be a implausible piece of enterprise,” Barnes instructed Bonus Code Bets.
“He would strengthen any workforce within the Premier League but when he’s leaving Actual Madrid then there shall be a whole lot of groups and a whole lot of competitors to signal him.
“Mbappe and Haaland are the reply to Liverpool’s issues, however they’d even be nice for Actual Madrid, Bayern Munich and each high workforce in Europe.
“Attacking gamers should not Liverpool’s quick precedence as a result of they’ve Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who’re implausible gamers and the membership are among the many high scorers within the league whereas enjoying sensible attacking soccer.”
However Barnes doesn’t need Liverpool to lose sight of their rumoured curiosity within the Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund stars, insisting they’d be nice long-term investments.
He added: “Nonetheless wanting on the age of the highest three, in the long run they must be changed, however for the quick future, Mbappe and Haaland aren’t gamers that might come except issues change with one of many entrance three going.
“Liverpool are in a position to appeal to the very best gamers, it’s only a query about whether or not they can financially compete with groups like PSG and Manchester City.
“Liverpool have all the time had status however now the ambition and path of the place the membership goes means they don’t have a problem attracting big-name celebrity gamers in any respect.”