Wrexham FC co-owner Rob McElhenney has made an ambitious bid to try to convince ex-Wales and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale to come out of retirement.
The It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia actor shared a video on Twitter from Wales’ all-time record appearance holder and top-scorer who congratulated McElhenney and fellow co-owner Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds on Wrexham’s promotion whilst out playing a round of golf.
In reply, McElhenney offered to play ex-LA Galaxy forward Bale, who officially announced his retirement from all forms of the game in January, a round of golf and in the meantime suggested he would try to tempt the Welshman to come out of retirement and continue his career for one more season at Welsh club Wrexham, who were promoted to the English Football League on Saturday after 15 years away in the wilderness.
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) April 25, 2023
Gareth Bale wanted by Wrexham
It has been noted by many that Wrexham have been able to coax another former Premier League star out of retirement this season already, convincing 40-year-old former Man United goalkeeper Ben Foster to sign up until the end of the season.
And with Bale seven years Foster’s junior, he would still have a huge impact on a team who are set to play in the fourth tier of English football next season, although it is likely that Bale’s wage demands will prove to be a stumbling block too far for the move to ever come to fruition.