Mark Wright has turned down registration for League Two team Crawley Town.
Former TOWIE star, 33, reportedly considered joining West Sussex football club. However, that claim has since been invalidated as it has been confirmed that he is simply training with the team as he prepares for his new career path.
A source told MailOnline: “Mark hasn’t signed with Crawley Town, hasn’t been offered a contract and he only trains with them to keep fit and also because he loves football.”
Huh: Mark Wright refused to sign a deal with League Two club Crawley Town on Friday after it was confirmed that he simply started training with the team
The Sun claimed on Friday that Mark was offered a contract after impressing the coaches during practice.
A source speaking to the publication claimed, “Mark is a talented soccer player who played semi-professionally before moving into the entertainment industry.
‘Football is a great passion of his. He’s a real asset on the pitch and fights fit, so the club’s bosses are eager to see if he would join.
“Mark hasn’t officially approved anything yet, but Crawley believes it won’t be long before he says yes.”
In training: A source told MailOnline: “Mark has not signed with Crawley Town, has not received a contract and is only training with them to keep fit.”
MailOnline has contacted Crawley Town FC for additional comments.
In September, the presenter told MailOnline that he had “one last try” to turn pro after admitting that he had ruined his chances as a youth player at Tottenham Hotspur by not devoting his life to sports.
In an exclusive interview, Mark announced that he has rejected an approach from Billericay Town and is looking to move to a club at the higher end of the football spectrum – and would like to document his journey on a TV show.
Mark, whose younger brother Josh plays for Leyton Orient, said, “I would definitely argue about playing soccer. Before it’s too late, I’d like to do that.
“I’m playing with the idea”: In September MailOnline announced that Michelle Keegan would become WAG after husband Mark confirmed his desire to play professional football
“I’m playing with the idea of taking one last shot. I’ve been thinking about it lately. But if I do, it has to be now because I’m 33.
“I got away from football too young, if you ask me. I ruined my career by my own mistakes when I was 21 and it’s something that has always stayed with me.
“I’ve definitely played with the idea and will be reviewing it for the next month and decide if I want to try it out.
“I was asked to go to Billericay Town but if I think if I would – Billericay are a great club but if I did I would want to play for the professional leagues because that would be the whole point .
Dream: The host said he was having “one last try” to turn pro after admitting that he ruined his chances as a youth player at Tottenham Hotspur by not devoting his life to sports
“When I was young I played at Billericays level for a while, but I never played for the professional soccer league because I retired too young. So if I could go back and try to document it for a TV show, that’s what I would want. ‚
Mark, who married 33-year-old actress Michelle in 2015, said his dream of becoming a professional soccer player was in ruins after partying in clubs instead of devoting himself to fitness.
Now, after starting his career at TOWIE, the star said one of his biggest regrets in life was not reaching his full potential on the pitch.
He continued, “I flew when I was at Tottenham as a youth team player and I tried to play in the first team but I went away one summer and didn’t train and took my foot off the gas.
“It ruined my career”: Mark explained that his dream of becoming a professional footballer was in ruins after partying in clubs instead of devoting himself to fitness (picture 2011).
“I trained again and was overweight and not fit. I was out of shape and not the player I once was and I lost my confidence which ruined my career.
“I’m so driven now that I remember that moment and what I did, and I don’t want it ever to happen again.”
Mark started his presentation career in the US by appearing with Mario Lopez on the TV show Extra.
After two years in 2019, he left the position to return to the UK and spend more time with Mrs. Michelle.
“I miss my home too much”: Mark, who married actress Michelle in 2015, hopes to advance his career in the United States but vows not to move permanently because he misses his family
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