Gareth Bale joined Los Angeles FC on a year-long contract.
The five-time Champions League winner joined Los Angeles FC after ending his illustrious nine-year spell with Real Madrid this summer.
He is undoubtedly one of the greatest Welsh players of all time but has struggled with injuries in recent times.
But Stan Collymore believes he would have gotten more if he moved to a Premier League side.
“For Bale as an individual, he would have got more out of a Brentford, living in London, playing a bit of golf,” Collymore wrote for The Mirror.
“Don’t get me wrong, I get the LA thing, he’s going to be living in a beautiful part of the world and playing with little real expectation, so he can monitor his fitness and get into the swing of playing regular football, which of course he hasn’t done for some time now.
“I’m sure he sat down and thought, ‘Look, going to play full-on at Cardiff against a load of Championship opponents who all want a piece of me or Brentford where they may lose more games than they win, LA instead seems a good halfway house’. But I can’t help thinking a player who has won what he has could at least have looked at a Crystal Palace, Brentford or Brighton and said, ‘I still have something to give and I want to show the Premier League what it is’.
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