On January 9, following an incredible career, Gareth Bale hung up the boots. But in an astonishing move, it looks like he’s brushing off the cobwebs for another crack at the whip.
Although granted, the Welshman isn’t at the peak of his powers; when he announced his retirement, fans couldn’t help but feel that he had a lot more left to give. After all, he’d just scored the winning goal in the MLS Cup against Philadelphia for LAFC. Therefore, the supporters who were rendered unfulfilled after his untimely exit from the game, might get to see the sublimely-gifted winger once more.
In possibly the most bizarre crossover situation since Apprentice host turned politician, Donald Trump became the United States President, world-renowned actor, Ryan Reynolds took over Wrexham FC alongside Rob McElhenny.
And in a testament to their powers of motivation, they inspired the Welsh club to produce a season of awe-inspiring football.
On April 22, following a 3-1 victory against Boreham Wood, the side bagged their first league title in 45 years, while simultaneously securing promotion to League Two for the first time in 15 years.
Subsequently, the rumour mill is rife with speculation that Wales’ greatest ever player will come out of retirement to help fuel the fairytale run that the ‘Red Dragons’ are currently experiencing.
Is Gareth Bale going to sign for Wrexham?
According to odds via OLBG, the 33-year-old is 3/1 to give up his cosy retirement in favour of one last roll of the dice.
Co-owner, McElhenny, tweeted: “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.”
While the player has claimed he’s very happy at the moment, who knows whether he’ll be able to resist Reynold’s powers of persuasion?
And if that wasn’t enough to send pulses rising, a promotion to the Premier League by 2026/27 isn’t entirely out of the realms of reality, with the bookies offering odds of 20/1
In addition, they currently stand at 4/1 to defeat Manchester United in pre-season and are at 16/1 to spend £1 million in the summer transfer window.
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