Gareth Bale has been sent a direct plea to join Wrexham for "one last year of glory"
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Gareth Bale has been sent a direct plea to come out of retirement and seal a sensational transfer to Wrexham.
Bale called time on a stunning career after captaining Wales at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with his last club appearance coming for D.C United in a dramatic MLS Cup win.
But Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been desperately trying to convince the Real Madrid and Spurs legend to reverse his decision and sign for the National League champions.
Bale recently congratulated Wrexham on securing promotion back to the Football League, prompting McElhenney to invite 33-Bale for a round of golf and calling for him to “un-retire” and enjoy “one last magical season”.
Reynolds then followed up by posting a photoshopped image of Bale in a Wrexham shirt and the teasing has continued.
But the pair are serious about wanting to bring in the five-time Champions League winner and McElhenney has now made quite the plea.
He appeared on the Aarthi and Sriram show on YouTube on and told Bale that Wales is counting on him to do "the right thing" and give him a call.
He said: “Gareth, okay – just you and me talking here for a second. I know Southern California is beautiful and I know, because I'm from Philadelphia and I've lived here for many many years.
“But you're a young man, and you have the rest of your life to live wherever you want. But, if you could just come back for one last year of glory – one last year – I believe your nation, the nation of Wales, is counting on you to do the right thing. Call me.”
Wrexham were able to get Ben Foster of out retirement at the age of 40 and he helped the club get over the line in the National League, where the club racked up an incredible 111 points.
Bale's long-time Wales teammate Hal Robson Kanu wants a piece of the pie and offered to play for Wrexham for free.
However, Bale doesn't appear to be too keen on playing for a Welsh club for the first time.
Asked by Laura Woods at the UK Sports Industry awards if he is joining, he replied: "No, I don’t think so. I was more looking for a free round of golf off Rob."