Liverpool urged to sign Ousmane Dembele instead of Jadon Sancho this summer.
Jadon Sancho has been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United in the past 12 months.
United has again opened talks with Dortmund over signing Sancho who has only two years left on his contract.
Dembele, on the other hand, has been a regular for Barca this season making 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 times and claiming five assists.
His contract expires next June and he would be free to sign a new contract with any other club in January 2022.
“First of all, any top player is going to be linked with the biggest clubs, whether that’s Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona. So this whole idea of being linked with a club means nothing,” Barnes told BettingOdds.com.
“You just have to look at the player that’s available, the amount he’s going to cost and the clubs that can afford him, then you can put two and two together and normally you’d get six or seven.
“As far as Jadon Sancho is concerned, out of the clubs rumoured to be interested in him I’d say that Manchester United is probably the best destination for him.
“At Liverpool I’d prefer a much more direct player. Jadon is very skilful and very tricky, but I believe that Ousmane Dembele would suit Liverpool out of all the potentially available players in that position.
“Jadon Sancho is going to have to pick the club that suits his football best rather than the stature of the club. His teammate Erling Haaland has the same problem.
“Out of those clubs, then Manchester United will be best suited to Jadon Sancho. Are they interested? Does he want to go there? I don’t know.”