LAURA WOODS has apologized to Wrexham after failing to persuade Gareth Bale to move into Hollywood’s own 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 prompted McElhenney to tweet, “Hey @GarethBale11 lets play golf where I absolutely won’t spend 4 hours convincing you to retire for one last magical season.”
To which Bale, 33, replied: “Depends on the 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 lure Bale out of retirement to join non-league winners Wrexham.
She said: “Is there anything that can pull 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 from Rob.
“I’m sure we’ll chat and have a joke, but I’m pretty happy where I am.
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“I spend a lot of time with my kids and my wife, time I’ve lost so much over the years because of my dedication to football.
“I’m just enjoying family life and playing some golf.”
Woods insisted she was doing her best but tweeted: “Sorry Wrexham I tried!”