Former Cymru and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has responded positively to an invitation from Wrexham’s owner Rob McElhenney for a round of golf, which could lead to talks about a possible transfer to the Welsh club. However, Bale’s decision to accept the invitation hinges on one crucial detail: the location of the golf course.
“Depends on what course…” Bale wrote on Twitter in response to McElhenney’s invitation. The Welshman then tagged the Royal and Ancient golf course in St Andrews, one of the most prestigious courses in the world, prompting them to respond, “Leave it with us.”
The response from St Andrews has fueled speculation that Bale could be considering a move to Wrexham, who will be returning to the English Football League for the first time in seven years. The club’s owners, McElhenney and Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, have expressed a desire to bring in high-profile players to bolster the team’s chances of success.
McElhenney had reportedly invited Bale for a round of golf in an attempt to convince him to come out of retirement for one season and play in League Two. The Welshman retired earlier this year after a glittering career that saw him win numerous trophies with Real Madrid and Tottenham, as well as represent his country at the international level.
While it remains to be seen if the golf outing will lead to a transfer for Bale, the possibility has generated buzz among fans and pundits alike. A move to Wrexham would certainly be a surprise for the Welshman, but McElhenney and Reynolds have shown that they are not afraid to make bold moves as they seek to make an impact in their new role as football club owners.
In the meantime, the golf course at St Andrews has become a focal point for fans of both golf and football, who are eagerly awaiting news of whether Bale and McElhenney will tee it up on the legendary links. One thing is for sure: the golf course staff will be ready and waiting to make sure the course is in pristine condition for any potential celebrity guests.