AceShowbiz - Ryan Reynolds wants Gareth Bale to come out of retirement to play for his Welsh soccer team. Co-owning Wrexham AFC alongside Rob McElhenney, the 46-year-old actor and his fellow Hollywood star have taken to social media in a bid to hire the former Real Madrid player, who announced his retirement in January.
After Wrexham achieved promotion to the English Football League, 33-year-old Gareth congratulated Rob. He said in a video on social media, "Hi Rob, just to congratulate you on your promotion and everything you're doing at Wrexham."
Rob, who became the club's co-owner in 2021, then took to Twitter to offer Gareth a contract for next season. The 46-year-old wrote on the micro-blogging platform, "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 [Welsh flag emojis] (sic)"
Gareth, who is widely recognized as one of Wales' best-ever sportsmen, replied, "Depends what course... (sic)" Ryan then chimed in, "I will shave a professional-grade golf course into Rob's back if you'll give Wrexham a season. [golf emoji]" He followed it up with another tweet, "Update: after an online image search, it appears Rob does not have the requisite body hair to support this plan. (sic)"
Wrexham achieved promotion with a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood at the weekend. Ryan subsequently took to social media to bask in the club's success. He wrote on Twitter, "Everything I own smells like champagne, beer and grass. I'm still somewhere between giggling and sobbing."