Golf-mad Gareth Bale reacts to Wrexham plea from Hollywood stars!

Gareth Bale has reacted to an audacious attempt to come out of retirement for to play for Wrexham. 

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Wed, 26 Apr 2023
Golf-mad Gareth Bale reacts to Wrexham plea from Hollywood stars!

Golf-fixated Gareth Bale appears to be willing to listen to an offer for coming out of retirement. 

The Wales football legend has jokingly hinted he'd be open to a sensational return to football with Wrexham.

Over the weekend Bale congratulated the club on their promotion to League Two. 

Wrexham - the oldest club in Wales - sealed the National League title on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Boreham wood. 

It marked their return to the Football League after a 15-year absence. 

Why this story is featuring prominently in the news is because the club is owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. 

The actors were pictured drinking in pubs before the game and also joining in the celebrations after the game. 

As many as 10,000 fans watched the crucial match, many of them invading the pitch at full time. 

Deadpool star Reynolds and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney took over the club in 2021. 

The pair invested more than £2m in the club and also promised a further £50,000 investment to enhance the women's football programme. 

The club was owned by the fans since 2011. The actors have pledged to use their own money, marketing and fame to restore Wrexham's fortunes. 

In the immediate aftermath of their promotion, McElhenney asked Bale if he fancied a round of golf. 

He wrote: Hey @GarethBale11 let's play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season." 

Bale announced his retirement from professional football in January. 

He finished his career as the most-capped player for Wales and the record men's scorer. 

Bale won five Champions League titles with Real Madrid following his then world record $80m transfer to the Bernabeu in 2013 from Spurs. 

He began his career at Cardiff before his switch to White Hart Lane. 

Memorably, he was described as a flop and linked with a $3m move to Birmingham City. 

But he went on to become his country's talisman, leading them to the European Championships on two occasions. 

Bale captained Wales in their first World Cup since 1958 in Qatar. 

He scored 41 goals in 111 appearances for Wales. 

Bale finished his career at Real Madrid with three league titles, five Champions League titles, three Club World Cups, three Uefa Supers Cups and one Spanish Cup. 

Bale had a brief stint with MLS side Los Angeles FC after returning to Spurs on loan for the 2021-2022 season but it was blighted by injuries. 

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