Wrexham owner cheekily hints at offering Gareth Bale route out of retirement

Wrexham owner cheekily hints at offering Gareth Bale route out of retirement

Elijah Odetokun
updated at April 26, 2023 at 11:45 AM
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  • Gareth Bale shockingly announced his retirement from football after the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • The Welsh star has now turned his attention to golf and will compete at a PGA event
  • He has received an exciting offer from a club in his home country of Wales for one last season

Gareth Bale could be back on the football pitch by the start of the next European season if he accepts a tempting offer to come out of his retirement.

The former Real Madrid forward shocked the world when he announced his retirement from football after leading Wales to their first World Cup since 1958 in Qatar, suffering a group-stage elimination.

His last club was Los Angeles FC in the Major League Soccer, which he joined after running down his Real Madrid contract in 2022.

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Gareth Bale has been golfing since his retirement from football. Photo by Ezra Shaw.
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His final days in Madrid did not end well after his famous “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order.” banner. He did not receive a proper farewell as he was left out of the matchday squad for what could have been his final league game, as reported by Goal.

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McElhenney offers Bale football return

Wrexham AFC, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, recently gained promotion back to the Football League after 15 years in the National League.

According to Mirror UK, the 33-year-old congratulated the club in a video uploaded on Twitter by Always Sunny actor and co-owner, McElhenney.

“Hi Rob, just want to congratulate you on your promotion and everything you’re doing at Wrexham,” Bale said in the video.
“Hey @GarethBale11, let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season,” McElhenney wrote on Twitter.

The former Tottenham full-back made a follow-up tweet saying, “depends what course” and suggesting the R&A Golf Course at St. Andrews.

Guardiola hints Bale's next career

Sports Brief previously reported that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola tipped Bale to play golf after he announced his retirement from football in January.

The former Barcelona boss rode on the Welshman's love for golf to make a joke, and it turned out he was right, as the former Southampton star had been golfing since retirement.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.