Wrexham FC in Talks with Gareth Bale for a Shock Comeback from Retiremen
In an attempt to lure retired footballer Gareth Bale to play for Wrexham, Rob McElhenney has presented a substantial offer.
Wrexham AFC's confirmation of their promotion back to League Two on Saturday evening must have left everyone associated with the team feeling ecstatic.
After 15 years, the team will be returning to the Football League next season, with Ben Foster's chest cam perfectly capturing the emotional moment.
After retiring, the goalkeeper returned to the team during the last few weeks of the season and greatly influenced the team's performance.
McElhenney aims to replicate this feat on a larger scale by convincing Welsh football icon Bale to join their team, after the player reached out to congratulate them following their championship victory.
The Always Sunny in Philadelphia star, and co-owner of the Red Dragons, responded by saying, "Hey Gareth Bale, let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season."
At the start of the year, Bale retired from professional football after Wales' unsuccessful World Cup campaign where they were eliminated in the Group Stages due to a subpar performance.
Before his retirement, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur player was a member of the LAFC team in the MLS, and he contributed to their success in winning the MLS Cup last year.
Manager Robert Page has extended an offer for Bale to continue his involvement with the national team, although it remains unclear in what capacity.
During the Euro 2024 qualifier match between Wales and Latvia, the retired forward received an emotional farewell from the fans, which gave him a spine-tingling reception.
McElhenney should be cautious about staking the former world's most expensive player's potential football comeback on a game of golf.
Bale has received praise from Jon Rahm, the Masters champion, and has already made a remarkable shot during his debut at a PGA event.
Hal Robson-Kanu has expressed interest in playing for Wrexham in the upcoming season, and he might not be the only former Welsh icon to do so.
The forward, known for his memorable goal against Belgium in the 2016 Euros, has stated that he would offer his services to the League Two team for free, and that he would donate his wages to charity.