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Wrexham Owner Rob McElhenney Teases Signing Gareth Bale For National League Side

Jack Kenmare

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Wrexham Owner Rob McElhenney Teases Signing Gareth Bale For National League Side

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Wrexham owner Rob McElhenney has joked that the National League side could make an audacious swoop for free agent Gareth Bale this summer.

Bale announced earlier this month that he will be leaving Real Madrid at the end of his contract in June.

The 32-year-old winger, who joined Los Blancos from Spurs in 2013 for a then-world record fee of £85.3 million, lifted five Champions League's and three La Liga titles during a trophy-laden nine year stay at the Bernabeu.

Bale has been linked with a move to the MLS (Image: PA)
Bale has been linked with a move to the MLS (Image: PA)

Despite his success in the early stages of his career in Madrid, the experienced forward has struggled for first-team minutes in recent years. In fact, the Welshman made just seven appearances in all competitions this season.

Bale will now be looking for a new club and it appears he has plenty of offers. When asked if he had any offers following Wales' play-off win against Ukraine on Sunday, the 32-year-old replied: "I've got loads!"

And after the former Spurs and Southampton winger opened up about his future, Wrexham owner and Hollywood actor Rob McElhenney got involved with a cheeky message on social media.

Bale, who suggested last year that he could retire from club football, confirmed that he will not hang up his boots following Wales' World Cup qualification.

Last week, the 32-year-old penned an emotional farewell message on social media to confirm his departure from Real Madrid.

"I write this message to say thank you to all my team mates, past and present, my managers, the back room staff and to the fans that supported me," he wrote.

"I arrived here 9 years ago as a young man who wanted to realise my dream of playing for Real Madrid. To wear the pristine white kit, to wear the crest on my chest, to play at the Santiago Bernabéu, to win titles and to be part of what it's so famous for, to win the Champions League.

"I can now look back, reflect and say with honesty that this dream became a reality and much, much more.

"To be a part of this club’s history and to achieve what we achieved while I was a Real Madrid player, has been an incredible experience and one I will never forget.

"I also want to thank President Florentino Perez, Jose Angel Sanchez, and the board for giving me the opportunity to play for this club. Together we were able to create some moments that will live forever in the history of this club and football.

"It has been an honour.

"Thank you! HALA MADRID!"


Topics: Wrexham, Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, Transfers

Jack Kenmare
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