WREXHAM co-owner Rob McElhenney revealed the “offer is still on the table” to Gareth Bale as he issued his latest plea to lure the former Wales star out of retirement.

Bale hung up his boots in January 2023 at the age of 34 after a glittering career which saw him win five Champions League titles with Real Madrid and score a record-breaking 41 goals in 111 appearances for Wales who he helped secure a first World Cup Finals appearance in 64 years.

Although he offered Bale the chance to revive his career at The Racecourse last year, McEhelleney’s initial approach was rejected.

But McElhenney has not given up hope of seeing Bale in a Wrexham shirt.

Manager Phil Parkinson, who has led Wrexham to back-to-back promotions for the first time in the club’s history, is planning for the Reds’ first campaign in League One since 2004-05 and McElhenney would love Bale on board.

The ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ star, who completed his takeover at The Racecourse alongside fellow Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds in February 2021, said: “Gareth Bale is still technically available.

“I don’t know, I made the plea last year and I’m just going to tell Gareth that the offer’s still on the table.

“We’ll let you off for golf, whenever you need to get off.

“As long as you come to training once or twice a week we can figure out how to get you 10 minutes on the pitch.

“And the golf courses, Wales is amongst the most beautiful countries in the world!”

McElhenney was speaking at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon from his beloved Philadelphia Phillies dugout before he threw the ceremonial first pitch at the MLB London Series against New York Mets.

Wrexham sit two tiers below Premier League outfit West Ham United who play at the venue but McElhenney remains hopeful that Wrexham can continue climbing the football pyramid and he will return with his club in the future.

After clinching the National League title following a record-breaking 2022-23 campaign, the Reds quickly adapted to life at a higher level and finished runners-up in League Two last season.

“This is my first time in the London Stadium - it’s gorgeous,” added McElhenney.

“West Ham plays here? I know it’ll be a few years, but hopefully we’ll see Wrexham play here against West Ham at some point.

“We just look at it season to season. Our goal is to just field the best club we can on the pitch next year and continue to work with the community to give them what they need and what they’ve been asking for.”