Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale: Rob McElhenney jokes at Wrexham offer for Wales forward

Sean Walsh
Bale? At Wrexham?
Bale? At Wrexham? / Dan Mullan/Getty Images, Gary Gershoff/Getty Images

Wrexham co-owner and Hollywood star Rob McElhenney has teased that his club could enter the running to sign free agent Gareth Bale.

The 32-year-old has confirmed that he will be leaving Real Madrid at the expiration of his contract though is yet to finalise his next club.

But McElhenney, as he so often does, took to Twitter to get the world talking about his beloved Red Dragons next season.

A tweet asked where we could see Bale playing next season, and McElhenney replied: "I have a few ideas."

But before any dreamers out there get their hopes up, Bale's next club being Welsh side Wrexham seems highly unlikely. Speaking prior to Wales' crunch World Cup play-off with Ukraine, he insisted that he has 'loads' of offers, and so stepping down to non-league doesn't seem realistic at all.

Bale has been linked with heading back to Tottenham for a third spell in north London, while a move to hometown club Cardiff City in the EFL Championship has also been touted. He also rejected reports that he could retire if Wales were unsuccessful in their bid to make the World Cup.

However, his deflected free-kick against Ukraine ensured the Dragons will be at the globe's biggest tournament for the first time since their only other qualification in 1958.