Rob McElhenney approaches Gareth Bale to come out of retirement and play for Wrexham
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Rob McElhenney has just approached Gareth Bale to come out of retirement and play for Wrexham FC.
The bold proposition comes just days after the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and football club co-owner, Ryan Reynolds, took the Welsh footy team to the National League on Saturday (22 April).
It's clear that McElhenney is on a post-victory high after launching Wrexham FC to the football league.
The exciting promotion has proved to be monumental for the club, considering it's been a whole 15 years since they were last in the football league - having dropped out of League Two back in 2009.
Since then, the Hollywood A-lister has set his sights on the famed Welshman as the latest addition to the team.
McElhenney reposted a video of Bale wishing him a congratulations after the Boreham Wood match, in which Wrexham took home an impressive 3-1 victory.
Bale can be heard saying: "Hi Rob, just want to congratulate you on your promotion and everything you're doing at Wrexham."
The actor uploaded the short to clip to Twitter with the caption: "Hey Gareth Bale let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season," with four fitting Welsh flag emojis and a red love heart to pair.
What an offer.
Bale, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time, retired earlier this year (9 January) following the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The tweet, posted just this afternoon (25 April), has since been viewed over 1.6 million times.
With nearly one thousand retweets and more than 24k likes, it's clear that the proposition is definitely going down a treat with footy fans.
One Twitter user commented: "So you're telling me there's a chance?!"
"Yes please!!!" penned a second while a third added: "Let’s make this happen!!"
Some even went as far as tagging Bale himself and trying their luck at persuading the pro to join the football club.
One Twitter fan posted: "Do it, do it, do it!"
"C’mon Buddy!" echoed another, "You know you want to!
"Great team, great owners! Be a part of History."
They make a good case.