Manchester United veteran Nemanja Vidic would be a better signing than Chelsea's £35million-rated David Luiz, according to a former Liverpool star.
Markus Babbel played under Gerrard Houllier at Anfield for four years and was part of the squad that won the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 2000-01.
Bayern Munich are another of his former clubs, where he won nine trophies, and they were recently linked with a possible £35million move for Chelsea centre-back David Luiz.
However, Babbel believes that a better move for the Bavarians would be to snap up Nemanja Vidic when his contract with Manchester United expires at the end of the season and the Serb confirming he would be leaving Old Trafford.
While the former Liverpool defender admires David Luiz's versatility, he is more convinced by the powerful Vidic and believes the Manchester United captain would be a wiser option to improve Pep Guardiola's defence.
Babbel was asked during an interview with Bavarian publication Münchner Merkur if he thought the Chelsea man would be a good addition to the Bayern Munich defence, as many believe it to be their major weakness.
"His [Luiz] qualities are without a question. He is a Brazilian international and I think it's a good sign when a central defender can also play as a defensive midfielder, because it shows that he can pass," he said.
"But I would suggest Nemanja Vidic, who is leaving Manchester United. For me he is one of the best of his era and cheaper than Luiz."