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Former Man Utd star reveals Wrexham's Hollywood owners tried to sign him earlier this season

Former Man Utd star reveals Wrexham's Hollywood owners tried to sign him earlier this season

A former Man Utd player has revealed he had a contract offer from Wrexham.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed he was approached to sign for National League side Wrexham earlier this season.

The shot-stopper, who played for United, West Brom and Watford among others during a successful playing career, hung up his gloves last year.

He received eight caps for England, although it was argued by some that figure should have been higher given his all-round goalkeeping qualities.

The Daily Mail claimed last month that Tottenham had attempted to bring in Foster as cover following the injury suffered by Hugo Lloris. Fraser Forster is the side's current number one.

However, the transfer required special dispensation from the Premier League, despite the 39-year-old being a free agent. It was said to be denied, meaning Spurs could not complete a deal.

He previously had an offer on the table from Newcastle, although he turned it down before retiring from football.

Now, Foster, who has established a successful YouTube channel and podcast, has revealed that another club further down the football pyramid attempted to sign him earlier in the campaign.

Foster reveals Wrexham approach

Speaking on, Foster revealed that National League side Wrexham, who are co-owned by Hollywood megastars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, approached him with a contract offer.

He played 17 games for the club, then in League Two, in 2005 during a loan spell, but could not be enticed to make a return 17 years on.

He told LiveScore: "Wrexham were one of the clubs I got an offer from earlier in the season actually!

"It's such a good football community, they really care about their club, and even when I was there they were going through a tough time, but it's nice to see that they have owners who really care - about the club and the community.

"It would have been cool [to go back], but I had just been playing in the Premier League with Watford and towards the end I didn't get the same buzz.

"I lost that buzz for it a little bit and that's why I didn't carry on going."

Wrexham are currently top of the National League, having picked up 91 points from 37 games. They are one point ahead of second-placed Notts County, who have played a game more.

Only one team gains automatic promotion from the fifth tier, meaning both clubs are desperate to win the league in order to avoid having to enter the six-team play-off system.

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Ben Foster, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Wrexham