Wrexham will try to pull Bale out of retirement – League Two is going to be fun

John Sampson April 26, 2023
Wrexham will try to pull Bale out of retirement

Paul Mullin scored twice in the second half, leading Wrexham to the automatic promotion from non-league football to League Two for the first time in 15 years. The team’s co-owners and Hollywood stars, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney saw their investment bear fruits after a tough first season.

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This was a record year for the National League, as two clubs managed to pass 100 points (Wrexham won 110 and Notts County has 106 points with one game remaining in the season). The success, which was followed by a great run in the FA Cup (Wrexham eliminated Championship’s Coventry and was on the brink of doing the same against Sheffield United) convinced the new ownership to spend more next season.

Wrexham will try to pull Bale out of retirement

So here is where all the speculation starts to rise. Gareth Bale, former Wales national team captain and a living legend in the country congratulated Wrexham for the new achievement. This made Red Dragons’ co-owner McElhanney set his eyes on the retiring footballer, jokingly admitting that he will try to convince him to sign for the team. Bale retired last year after a short time spent in LA, helping the team become MLS Cup holders. Bale, who won the Champions League five times with Real Madrid, invested in his golf career for quite some time now. It would be surprising to see him again in a football shirt.

This plan worked well for Wrexham before. Ben Foster came out of retirement to bolster the goalkeeping options, while Lainton is injured again. His presence is crucial, saving a penalty just a couple of weeks ago versus Notts County. Former Welsh player, Robson-Kanu offered to come out of retirement with his salary being given to charity.

The city is thrilled with all the news and we keep our breath to see what the head coach Phil Parkinson has in mind regarding all the new arrivals.

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