Gareth Bale has been getting “unfair flak” at Real Madrid, according to Ben Davies who says his Wales team-mate would be welcome back at Spurs.
Bale has won the Champions League four times with the Spanish giants since leaving Tottenham in 2013 in an £85million deal.
But this season the Welsh superstar, 29, has endured a turbulent campaign as fans have got on his back and he has been criticised by team-mates.
He is playing under his third boss this term after Zinedine Zidane returned, following Real's 4-1 Champions League defeat to Ajax.
Spurs and Wales defender Davies says he would welcome his international team-mate back at the club this summer, but admits single-minded Bale will determine his own fate.
Davies, 25, assessed: “He's come under a bit of flak at Madrid recently, but for Wales he's always been brilliant.
“I'm always going to say it's unfair, he is one of the best players in the world, we see it every day in training.
“I'd definitely have him at Tottenham. But I don't know how likely that is.”
Bale is Wales' record goalscorer with 31 goals in 74 caps and was rested for the 1-0 friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago in Wrexham on Wednesday night.
But he will return to spearhead Wales' attack against Slovakia in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier today.
Davies added: “He's always the player that wants to be there and put his heart on the line for the team and I'm sure he'll do it again.