Gareth Bale finally responds to Wrexham offers from Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, it's his final answer
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Gareth Bale has appeared to offer a definitive response to Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney after the Wrexham co-owners pleaded for him to come out of retirement.
The 33-year-old Welshman called it time on a prolific playing career in January, with Bale saying that he had been “incredibly fortunate to have achieved my dream.”
Bale lifted a League Cup with Tottenham and three La Liga titles, five Champions League trophies and a Copa del Rey with Real Madrid.
The former Madrid and Spurs star was also captain of his country and represented Wales at Euro 2016, Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Wrexham, under the leadership of Reynolds and McElhenney, have secured a place in League Two next season after capturing the National League title.
Bale congratulated the Welsh side on their National League triumph, but it hasn’t stopped Reynolds and McElhenney from trying to coax him out of retirement.
McElhenney has suggested to the former Wales international that he should “un-retire” and enjoy “one last magical season” in his glittering football career.
Reynolds, meanwhile, has hilariously made his ‘offer’ to Bale if the ex-Los Blancos winger makes a U-turn on retirement and arrives at the Racecourse Ground.
“I will shave a professional-grade golf course into Rob’s back if you’ll give Wrexham a season,” he tweeted.
Reynolds added: “Update: after an online image search, it appears Rob does not have the requisite body hair to support this plan.”
Bale, who had a brief spell with Los Angeles FC before his retirement, has dealt a major blow to Reynolds and McElhenney’s bid for him to sign for Wrexham.
When asked at the 2023 Sports Industry Awards if he would consider a U-turn on his retirement and sign for Wrexham, Bale said: “No, I don’t think so.”