Ryan Reynolds doubles down on his bid to lure Gareth Bale out of retirement and to Wrexham… because the Hollywood star pleads for ‘a season’ of the Welshman in League Two
Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds has doubled down on his side’s daring attempts to sign retired star Gareth Bale.
The Welsh side are still celebrating their recent promotion to League Two, after a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood ensured their place within the EFL next season.
And, as things look on the up for Wrexham, it’s led to an ambitious try to sign some of the talented football players from the last decade.
On Tuesday, Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney took to Twitter to suggest that Bale should come out of retirement and play for the soon-to-be League Two outfit.
Bale replied, and sent tons of of Wrexham fans into frenzy, before Reynolds swiftly joined within the conversation to try to persuade the Welshman to hitch the club.
Ryan Reynolds (R) and Rob McElhenney (L) have been attempting to lure Gareth Bale out of retirement and sign for Wrexham
The club’s co-owners launched a sensational try to sign Bale, which began with a video of the Welshman being posted on McElhenney’s Twitter
Reynolds swiftly joined the conversation and pleaded for ‘a season’ of the Welshman
Hey @GarethBale11 let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours attempting to persuade you to un-retire for one last magical season 🏴 🏴 🏴 🏴 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FZgXZbM4zx
— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) April 25, 2023
Discussions began when McElhenney published a video on his Twitter account where a long-haired Bale said: ‘Hi Rob, just wish to congratulate you in your promotion and every part you might be doing at Wrexham.’
The video has been viewed over 9.8million times now, with keen Wrexham fans begging the Welsh legend to hitch their side.
McElhenney then, in response to the viral clip, posted: ‘Hey Gareth Bale let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours attempting to persuade you to un-retire for one last magical season.’
Playing along, Bale later tweeted back: ‘Depends what course…’ He also tagged St Andrews’ course.
That is when Reynolds decided to hitch the conversation, as he replied to Bale’s tweet by saying: ‘I’ll shave a professional-grade golf course into Rob’s back in case you’ll give Wrexham a season.’
He then replied to his own tweet and said: ‘Update: after an internet image search, it appears Rob doesn’t have the requisite body hair to support this plan.’
There’s yet to be a response from the previous Real Madrid and Spurs winger but one can imagine that he won’t actually be signing for the National League champions.
Bale retired from football in January on the relatively young age of just 33 , seven months after joining American side LAFC.
He has been having fun with his retirement by relaxing and playing on among the world’s best golf courses and has remained distant from a return to football in any capability.
The 33-year-old announced his retirement in January despite only signing for LAFC in June
Elsewhere, it has been a fairy-tale week for the Welsh side, who were confirmed as National League champions after beating Boreham Wood 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.
A brace from Paul Mullin and a strike from Elliot Lee helped ensure all three points for the hosts, which left McElhenney and Reynolds in tears at full-time.
Speaking on the time, Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson insisted that it was an ‘outstanding’ moment for the side, who had been in non-league turmoil for 15 years.
Mail Sport went behind the scenes on the day of celebrations to capture the club’s fairytale success from behind the lens.
The Welsh side secured promotion to League Two after beating Boreham Wood 3-1 at home
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