Now that Wrexham have secured promotion into the Football League, the club needs to be looking forward towards next season. The club, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, has been filling the headlines all season with spectacular moves, including getting former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster out of his retirement. The club now has a new project: getting Gareth Bale out of his retirement.
The Welsh winger decided to end his career in January after leading his country to the first World Cup since 1958 and playing a season for Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC. After Wrexham won the title last week, Bale was one of the Welsh football stars to reach out through social media and congratulate the club for their achievements, which marked the end of Wrexham’s 15-year absence from the English Football League.
Wrexham co-owner McElhenney then replied to Bale’s message with a cheeky answer: “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.” An action like this isn’t a big surprise for fans of Wrexham as the two owners are known for their off-field actions, which included bringing in some of the world’s biggest movie stars to Wrexham’s stadium to attend a home game.