Peter Crouch believes that Gareth Bale should choose a move back to former club Tottenham Hotspur over Manchester United.
The 29-year-old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down season at Real Madrid, with Los Blancos fans even heckling him for his performances.
Well, Crouch is confused about the Wales international's treatment at the club.
In fact, the 38-year-old Burnley striker, who played alongside Bale at Spurs, has backed his former teammate to head back to Spurs instead of the Red Devils.
"Gareth Bale's position at Real Madrid continues to confuse me and the misuse of such a talented player is ridiculous," he wrote for the Daily Mail.
"We share the same agent and, as far as I know, he is determined to stick it out in Spain.
"He is happy living there and wants to force his way back into the team, regardless of the speculation that continues to follow him.
"But if he is not going to be used regularly next season, I would love to see him return to Spurs.
"I saw reports earlier this week of him going back to the club on loan, with a £10million loan fee suggested. I know how Daniel Levy operates and that certainly wouldn't be the kind of deal he'd like to do!
"It would make a lot of sense, however. Could you imagine his searing pace alongside Harry Kane? I think it would pay a lot of dividends.
"He keeps being linked to Manchester United, but I just don't see that club suiting him at the minute.
"When Gareth is fit and healthy, he is one of the most exciting players in the world.
"I hate seeing him sitting on the bench, without being appreciated. I'd love to see him back here reminding everyone just how good he is."
Bale signed for Madrid back in 2013 and he has made over 150 appearances during his time at the club, winning four Champions Leagues, one La Liga, one Copa del Rey and one Supercopa de España.
The former Spurs ace, who is reportedly one of the 14 players to leave the club in the summer, could be allowed to leave Madrid in a similar style to James Rodríguez's loan deal to Bayern Munich.
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