Gareth Bale breaks silence after Rob McElhenney sends offer for him to make U-turn on retirement and sign for Wrexham
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Former Tottenham and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has responded to Rob McElhenney after the Wrexham co-owner made an offer for him to “un-retire.”
Bale called it time on his glittering playing career for both club and country at the age of 33 after announcing his retirement in January.
The 33-year-old Welsh former player lifted three La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and five Champions League trophies during his prolific spell at Madrid.
And Bale, who lifted a League Cup trophy with Spurs as well, also represented his country as captain and played at both the Euros and a World Cup for Wales.
McElhenney and Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds are on cloud nine after the Red Dragons clinched the National League title and an automatic promotion spot.
Wrexham’s 3-1 win over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday ensured the Welsh side a place in League Two for the start of the 2023-24 season.
Bale sent a heartfelt message to McElhenney by praising him for the work he has done at Wrexham after the Red Dragons’ stunning National League season.
“Hi, Rob. Just want to congratulate you for your promotion and everything you’re doing at Wrexham,” he said.
McElhenney didn’t waste his opportunity by responding to Bale and urged the former Wales winger to make a stunning U-turn on his retirement and sign for Wrexham.
“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,” he tweeted.
Bale on Tuesday took to Twitter and sent a teasing response to McElhenney, with the Welshman neither confirming nor denying the opportunity to play for Wrexham.
“Depends what course,” he wrote, adding a golf course emoji.
Wrexham’s final National League match of the season will be played on Saturday against Torquay United at the Torquay United Football Club.