Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney makes ambitious pitch to Gareth Bale to come out of retirement to play in LEAGUE TWO next season – after five-time Champions League winner sent congratulatory message about promotion
- Rob McElhenney has been trying to convince Gareth Bale to join Wrexham
- The Wrexham co-owner tweeted Bale following a congratulatory message
- Bale sent Wrexham a video celebrating the club’s promotion to League Two
Wrexham’s stellar season, which saw them recently win promotion to League Two, could get even better after co-owner Rob McElhenney hilariously tried to convince Gareth Bale to join him.
The Welsh side’s hollywood owners McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds have enjoyed frenzied success at Wrexham since taking full ownership of the side in 2021.
The pair have invested heavily in the newly crowned National League champions and could brace themselves to spend even more if they can convince former Real Madrid and Tottenham winger Bale to join the side.
Bale retired from playing in January at the relatively young age of just 33, just seven months after joining US side LAFC.
He enjoys retirement, relaxing and playing on some of the world’s best golf courses, but recently took time to congratulate the owners of Wrexham.
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney (left) has jokingly tried to convince Gareth Bale to join Wrexham
Bale won five Champions League titles during his trophy-laden career at Real Madrid
Bales (white top) scored one of the greatest goals ever in the Champions League in the 2018 final against Liverpool
McElhenney posted the video to his Twitter account where a long-haired Bale said: ‘Hi Rob, just want to congratulate you on your promotion and all you’re doing at Wrexham.
He concluded his message by giving a thumbs up for the camera. The video has been viewed over 70,000 times and enthusiastic Wrexham fans begged the Welsh legend to join them.
An excited McElhenney posted in response to the viral clip, “Hey Gareth Bale, let’s play golf, where I’m definitely not going to spend four hours trying to convince you to retire for one last magical season.”
While some Wrexham supporters dream of seeing the 33-year-old wear the red and white shirt next season in the fourth tier of English football, the request seems ironic.
Bale has never played in a league lower than the Championship in England and during his stellar career he won five Champions League titles, three LaLiga trophies and one Spanish Cup in Madrid.
Bale retired in January and has spent time golfing on some of the world’s best courses
Meanwhile, McElhenny admitted that winning promotion with Wrexham had been the ‘honour of a lifetime’ following the club’s title victory over Boreham Wood.
In the midst of wild partying, McElhenney explained, “We can hear how it feels for the city and that’s the most important thing for us. I think this is a moment of catharsis for them and celebration,” he added.
“For us, it has been the honor of a lifetime to be welcomed into their community and welcomed into this experience.”
Sportsmail went behind the scenes on the holiday to capture the club’s fairytale success from behind the lens.