Ryan Reynolds follows up on Rob McElhenny's offer for Gareth Bale to sign for Wrexham
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Ryan Reynolds presented retired footballer Gareth Bale with an offer that's almost impossible to resist after Rob McElhenney suggested he sign for Wrexham.
Bale sent a video to the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star to congratulate Wrexham for the promotion, to which McElhenney responded: "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."
The Welsh football star retired from the sport earlier this year at the age of 33, after playing as part of Wales' squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Bale admitted the decision to quit international football was 'by far the hardest of [his] career', adding: "My journey on the international stage is one that has changed not only my life, but who l am."
The news came more than a year after McElhenney and Reynolds bought Wrexham in 2021, but McElhenney is obviously hopeful that the team hasn't missed its chance at working with Bale.
The footballer did seem tempted, as he responded to McElhenney's post to say, 'Depends what course...'.
Realising that they had Bale's attention, Reynolds then decided to capitalise on the opportunity and further tempt Bale to join the team.
The Deadpool star promised Bale he'd create his very own golf course just for him in exchange for one season at Wrexham - though this wouldn't be any ordinary course.
Reynolds wrote: "I will shave a professional-grade golf course into Rob’s back if you’ll give Wrexham a season."
It probably wouldn't be the easiest course to play, but Bale is a professional sportsman - I'm sure he'd give it his best shot.
Bale didn't immediately respond to the offer, but that's probably for the best as Reynolds soon realised there was a flaw in his plan.
He responded to his initial tweet, writing: "Update: after an online image search, it appears Rob does not have the requisite body hair to support this plan."
Either McElhenney is going to have to start sprouting some back hair, or Reynolds is going to have to get his thinking cap on to come up with another offer.
Whatever happens, will it be enough to convince Bale to come back? We'll have to wait and see on that one.