Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney jokingly hints at Gareth Bale interest as Wales hero offers update on future amid Cardiff, Tottenham and retirement talk June 6, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Wrexham co-owner and Hollywood star Rob McElhenney has joked about his club potentially signing Gareth Bale after the free agent offered an update on his future.

Bale left Real Madrid at the end of May after becoming a five-time Champions League winner in Spain, and is now on the lookout for a new side after he helped his beloved Wales reach the World Cup.

Bale left Madrid as one of Britain’s most successful players and now has his future to think about

Another talismanic performance for Wales may have well increased interest in the forward


Another talismanic performance for Wales may have well increased interest in the forward

Potential suitors would have been impressed to see the Wales captain again prove to be the difference for his national side – crucial as the Dragons made their first World Cup in 64 years.

A deflected free-kick from the 32-year-old defeated Ukraine in Cardiff, virtually ending any chance of a rumoured early retirement with Bale eager to lead his side in Qatar.

When asked about postponing his retirement post-match, Bale jokingly replied ‘for a little bit’ with a laugh, which may encourage a number of teams to make their offer.

Among the runners and riders are the betting favourites and hometown club Cardiff, followed by any MLS side, and then former team Tottenham.

Welsh rivals Swansea are a longshot on the list of potential landing spots, and there may be some bets placed on a third club from his homeland, thanks to one of their owners.

“I’ve got a few ideas,” Tweeted Wrexham co-owner McElhenney, with he and fellow actor Ryan Reynolds plotting another key transfer window for their side.

Wrexham missed out on a return to the Football League to end the season, losing in the National League play-off semi-finals to Grimsby, who eventually joined Stockport in returning to the EFL.

That will do little to dent McElhenney and Reynolds’ ambition, though, with the duo already bringing in League Two record scorer Paul Mullin and also Ollie Palmer from the third tier of English football.

Bale, though, will likely be out of their reach, but that hasn’t stopped the creator and star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia from dreaming.

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