Gareth Bale laughs off Wrexham question after celebrity takeover

Tottenham star Gareth Bale has laughed off the suggestion that he could be the first big star to join Welsh club Wrexham following their recent takeover.

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It’s not often that National League side Wrexham make the national news but that’s exactly what happened this week when it was announced that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds and Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney’s highly anticipated takeover of the club had been completed.

Inevitably, having new owners at the helm has led to wild and highly optimistic transfer speculation, with Spurs forward Bale being jokingly linked with a move to the Racecourse Ground.

But asked if he could foresee returning to his home country to end his career with Wrexham, Bale didn’t give the thought much credence, pointing out that it’s too far away from his hometown of Cardiff.

“Hopefully it’s good for Wrexham – I haven’t read too much about it, but I have heard about,” Bale said when asked about the takeover. “Hopefully they do good things for Wrexham and get them back into the football league.”

The 31-year-old, who was born in the Welsh capital, added: “It’s a bit too far for me from Cardiff!”

Bale made his long-awaited return to Spurs this past summer on a season-long loan move from Real Madrid, after leaving north London for La Liga back in 2013.

Despite enjoying a trophy-laden spell at the Bernabeu, including four Champions League medals, things turned sour for the Welshman in Madrid and he endured a troubled relationship with manager Zinedine Zidane.