Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who currently own English Football Club Wrexham, have confirmed their interest in signing Gareth bale.
McElhenney first showed interest in the idea after the Wales legend congratulated Wrexham on promotion to the EFL.
While co-owner Reynolds attempted to charm the retired Wales international by posting a follow-up image with Gareth Bale in a Wrexham shirt.
In the post featuring the former Real Madrid forward in the club’s shirt, a 1984 song “We Belong” by Pat Benatar was playing in the background.
Gareth Bale who is 33 years old agreed to play a round of golf with McElhenney but confirmed that he is unlikely to come out of retirement.
That, however, has not deterred the Hollywood pair as they are looking forward to life in League Two after winning the National League.
McElhenney in an interview with S4C said: “I think there’s seriousness from our side, but I don’t know that there’s seriousness from his. I think he’s happy.”
While Ryan Reynolds added: “I’m also weirdly happy for him to do exactly what he wants to do with his life.”
“He’s given up so much for a sport that he loves. It’s fun, though. I like that we can kind of do some stuff that’s a little outside the box of convention when it comes to goofing around.”
“I didn’t think Ben Foster would be coming over and he did.”
Ben Foster came out of retirement to help the club and also proved to be a big success after signing a deal until end of the season in March.
While Foster has proven himself to be an integral part of the team, Ryan Reynolds and McElhenney are looking to extend his stay.
Ben Foster, who is a former Manchester United player, saved a last-gasp penalty to help Wrexham beat Notts County in their crucial title clash last month.
“We never make a short-term decision. Any player that we sign, we sign from at least a three year deal – expect for one”, McElhenney said in regards to transfer style.
His pal, Ryan Reynolds as always quickly joked, saying: “I think his name is Foster, young kid.”
Then McElhenney added: “He’s a real fresh faced, young lad.”
“He’s the guy we are going to work on. Other than that, I think we have a really strong side and if Phil [Parkinson] says we need someone else, then we will do our best to go out and get them.”
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham
Wrexham Association Football Club is a Welsh professional association football club based in Wrexham, Wales.
The club was founded in 1864 and they are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional association football team in the world.
Ryan Reynolds and American actor Rob McElhenney bought the club in November 2021 through their RR McReynolds Company LLC.
The takeover was however completed in February 2021 after the deal received the backing of 98.6% of the 2,000 members of the Wrexham Supporters Trust that voted.
Wrexham were however included in FIFA 22 as part of the “Rest of World” section, becoming the first non-league team to be featured in that particular category.
The club almost made it to the League Two in 2021/22, but finished second before they lost the play-offs to Grimsby Town after extra time, they also managed to reach the 2022 FA Trophy Final which they lost 1–0 to Bromley.
Following the new takeover, a documentary was made for Wrexham which was named “Welcome to Wrexham” and was announced to be in production for FX with Boardwalk Pictures.
Gareth Frank Bale MBE is a Welsh former footballer who was born on 16 July 1989 and played as a winger, especially for Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.
The Welshman is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time.
Gareth Bale enjoyed a successful career at Real Madrid when he transferred to the Los Blancos in 2013 for an undisclosed fee, which was confirmed to be a then world-record transfer fee of £85.1 million (€100.8 million).
The former Tottenham man was part of the subsequent trio called BBC, playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, Bale helped Madrid to win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals.
Gareth Bale announced his retirement from club and international football at 33 years of age in January 2023.
This brought about several questions as to why the Welshman retired so early in his career when that age was somewhat a peak age.