Rob McElhenney, co-owner of Wrexham, has once again voiced his interest in recruiting Gareth Bale to the club, affirming that “the offer remains open” for the former Real Madrid luminary.

Previously, Bale had declined McElhenney’s entreaties to entice him out of retirement for “one last enchanting season” following Wrexham’s elevation to the English Football League in 2023.

Now, with Wrexham clinching their second consecutive promotion this season, propelling them into League One, McElhenney has extended the same proposition to Bale once more.

“Gareth Bale is still within reach. I’ve reiterated my plea from last year, letting Gareth know that the offer persists,” McElhenney remarked.

“We’re flexible for your golfing endeavors, accommodating whenever you need time off. Just commit to training once or twice a week, and we’ll arrange for your presence on the pitch, even if it’s just for 10 minutes.

“And the golf courses in Wales? They’re among the most picturesque in the world.”

Bale announced his retirement from professional football in January 2023, following his pivotal role in leading Wales to their inaugural World Cup appearance in Qatar in 2022. Rising to prominence at Tottenham, where he netted 71 goals over two stints, Bale achieved superstar status during his tenure at Real Madrid.

During his nine-year tenure at Madrid, he amassed 21 titles, including five Champions League triumphs. Joining MLS outfit LAFC in 2022, despite featuring in just 13 matches for the club, Bale etched himself into their annals. His 128th-minute equalizer in the 2022 MLS Cup Final forced the game into penalties, ultimately leading LAFC to claim their maiden MLS Cup.