Ryan Reynolds' social media activity offers Wrexham fans clearest hint yet over Ben Foster's future
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Ben Foster’s future at Wrexham remains up in the air but co-owner Ryan Reynolds may have dropped a huge hint as to where the future of the experienced goalkeeper lies.
Wrexham returned to the Football League for the first time in 15 years after claiming the National League title and automatic promotion with a record points tally of 111.
The Welsh team have been on the rise since Hollywood actor Reynolds, along with friend and fellow actor Rob McElhenney, bought the club for around £2 million in 2020.
The duo have reportedly pumped over £10 million into the club since taking over, and their A-list status has generated huge public and media interest, with the likes of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Reynolds’ partner Blake Lively, all making appearances at the Racecourse Ground this season.
On the pitch, however, one of Wrexham’s marquee signings this term was Ben Foster, when the former Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, and Watford goalkeeper was coaxed out of retirement to feature in the final eight games of their campaign.
And the ex-England international played a key role in securing promotion, saving a stoppage-time penalty against title-challengers Notts County in a game Wrexham went on to win 3-2.
Since lifting the National League trophy, there have been calls among fans to extend the 40-year-old’s contract as the club begins life in League Two next term.
And Reynolds’ activity on Twitter hints that those calls may well be answered after liking tweets pleading for the veteran shotstopper to stay “one more year”.
It follows recent social media posts from both Reynolds and McElhenney that indicate the pair are trying to lure another former Premier League star, Gareth Bale, out of retirement.
While that’s very much a fantasy, Wrexham have confirmed they have already been in talks with Foster over a new deal.
In a statement, the club said: “A discussion will take place with Ben Foster to establish if his intention is to return to retirement or continue playing.”
When discussing his plans at the end of last season, Foster himself added: “We won the league and did what we needed to do.
“I did what I needed to do anyway. This is a special club. Am I going to do another year? Oh my god I do not know. I'm genuinely going to have to think about this, it's as simple as that.
“I've never felt this much love or welcomed as much as I have here at Wrexham. I've really enjoyed my eight games, we'll see as simple as that.”