Laura Woods apologises to Wrexham after chat with Gareth Bale on stage at UK Sport Industry Awards amid transfer pursuit
LAURA WOODS apologised to Wrexham after failing to persuade Gareth Bale to move to the Hollywood owned club.
Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have overseen Wrexham’s promotion back to League Two.
And ex-Tottenham and Real Madrid star Bale – who announced his retirement in January – congratulated the Welsh club on the result.
It led McElhenney to tweet: “Hey @GarethBale11 let’s play golf, where I totally won’t spend 4 hours trying to convince you to un-retire for one last magical season.”
To which Bale, 33, responded: “Depends what course.”
The forward and golf-mad fan attended the Sport Industry Awards just days after his online interaction with McElhenney.
And presenter Woods did her best to tease Bale out of retirement to join non-league winners Wrexham.
She said: “Is there any way anything can tempt you out of retirement? For example… Wrexham?”
But Bale replied: “No, I don’t think so. I think I was looking more for a free round of golf off Rob.
“I’m sure we’ll have a chat and a joke, but I’m quite happy where I am.
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“I’m spending a lot of time with my kids and my wife, time that I’ve lost so much over the years being committed to football.
“I’m just enjoying family life and playing some golf.”
Woods insisted she did her best but tweeted: “Sorry Wrexham, I tried!”