Gareth Bale has responded on the rumours linking him to Wrexham. The Welshman decided to retire from football earlier this year after a short spell with Los Angeles FC, but last week he was offered the opportunity to play for the Welsh club. Owner Rob McElhenney sent out a tweet to Bale, suggesting he would try and convince him to join Wrexham next year.
McElhenney wrote on Twitter: “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.” Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who is co-owner of Wrexham added: “I will shave a professional-grade golf course into Rob’s back if you’ll give Wrexham a season”, before posting a picture of Bale in a Wrexham shirt and saying: “What if”.
After the tweets fans and football fans all over the world were excited by the prospect of seeing Bale in the League Two. However, Bale has downplayed the rumours: “No I don’t think so. I think I was looking more for a free round of golf off Rob. I’m sure we’ll have a chat and a joke but I’m quite happy where I am.”
“I’m spending a lot of time with my kids, my wife, time that I’ve lost so much over the years being committed to football. I’m just enjoying family life and playing some golf.” Asked if he missed football, former Real Madrid star Bale replied: “No. I’m enjoying my time away. I started at a young age and felt the time was right. We left Wales football in a great place and I’m sure they’re going to still continue to strive and do good things.”