Wrexham owner Rob McElhenney talks on convincing Champion League winner Gareth Bale to “un-retire” to join his club

Gareth Bale has been asked to come out of retirement to play for Wrexham by co-owner Rob McElhenney.

Wrexham’s fantastic season, which saw them promoted to League Two, might go much better as co-owner Rob McElhenney made an audacious attempt to persuade Gareth Bale to come out of retirement and join his team.

Wrexham, owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, defeated Boreham Wood 3-1 last Saturday, ensuring their return to the Football League for the next season. This will be their first season in league football after last playing there fifteen years ago.

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The Red Dragons have earned automatic promotion from the National League to League Two with one game remaining thanks to the important three points they earned on Saturday. Some days before, they had performed a great miracle to keep their title hopes alive by beating second-placed Notts County.

Gareth Bale to Wrexham?

Bale announced his retirement in January, at the age of 33, just seven months after joining American club LAFC. He has spent his retirement resting and playing golf on some of the world’s top courses, but he recently took time out of his day to congratulate the Wrexham owners.

McElhenney shared the video on Twitter, with a long-haired Bale saying, ‘Hi Rob, just want to congratulate you on your promotion and everything you are doing at Wrexham.’ He concluded his speech by giving the camera a thumbs up.

McElhenney added a caption that said, ‘Hey Gareth Bale let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend four hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season.’

Playing along, Bale responded with, ‘Depends what course…’ He also tagged the course at St Andrew’s.

Many Wrexham fans were quick to ask the Welsh soccer legend to come to their club for a last dance. Though it is highly unlikely he will do so.

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Bale has never played in a division lower than the Championship while in England and during his stellar career won five Champions League titles, three La Liga trophies, and a single Spanish Cup at Madrid.

Wrexham and their rise to global fame

In November 2020, co-creator Rob McElhenney and Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds purchased Wrexham for $2.5 million. The third-oldest football club in the world has since expanded its fan base globally.

Welcome To Wrexham, an FX documentary that debuted on Disney+ in the UK, examines the club’s new beginning with the transition to its new management. The documentary brought the club to global fame. They have now acquired more than one million followers on their social media platforms.

Wrexham has surpassed the budget and expenditure of their other National League opponents. According to sources, more than £10 million has been invested in completely revamping the club. They have also signed sponsorship deals with TikTok and Expedia.

In an effort to entice attackers Ollie Palmer and Paul Mullin away from Football League teams, the team has seen significant investment in transfer fees and wages, as well as enhanced training facilities with the construction of a new performance gym on the grounds of the stadium. All of these have tripled their season ticket purchases.

The team has one more regular-season game against Torquay on Saturday. They will then face Chelsea in the Florida Cup on July 19 before taking on Manchester United in a pre-season friendly in July in San Diego.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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