Wycombe Wanderers hero Adebayo Akinfenwa is hoping to write one more chapter in his fairytale tale against Manchester City.
The 39-year-old, who has already announced his intention to retire at the end of the season, could play his last Carabao Cup game tonight.
Akinfenwa, one of football’s most popular figures, could not face a bigger task to pursue a dream comeback at Wembley than with facing City.
But the legendary forward has made a career in the headlines, having given the best post-game interview ever last year.
Akinfenwa had finally realized his dream of becoming a league player after Wycombe beat Oxford United four years after being left without a club.
Despite scoring a penalty to help AFC Wimbledon secure a 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in the Ligue 2 play-off final, the man dubbed “The Beast” has been released from his contract.
Speaking after that game, he called out to all managers looking to sign him, saying: “I think I am technically unemployed, so all managers contact me on WhatsApp and find me a job!”
Wycombe answered their call and after helping them at the championship, Akinfenwa joked that “the only person who can contact me on WhatsApp this time is Klopp, so we can celebrate together”.
Incredibly, Jurgen Klopp sent a congratulatory message, as did Liverpool pair Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk.
Akinfenwa is a huge Reds fan and willingly accepted a fine from Wycombe after wearing a Liverpool top to train after their Premier League title win last year.
He even scored against them for Wimbledon in a 2-1 FA Cup loss in 2015 before begging Steven Gerrard not to leave the club for LA Galaxy.
Akinfenwa’s stay in England may be nearing an end, and he could follow idol Gerrard by moving to America – but not to play football.
Wycombe’s top scorer in EFL history told talkSPORT last year that a move to WWE is still in the works.
Akinfenwa is an avid wrestling fan and first discussed the possibility of making the switch to sports entertainment in 2019.
More meetings have since taken place and when asked about the likelihood of him making the transition, he told talkSPORT: “I recently got a few calls about this.
“I’m going to follow up on it soon – so it could go up or down depending on the outcome of that.
“I can’t tell you a direct percentage about it [coming to fruition], but it’s something that I’m really passionate about, so watch this space, folks.
Akinfenwa has long been touted to make waves in WWE, having consistently been named FIFA’s strongest player since 2005.
The Chairboys forward is still waiting to see if he can defend his title one last time on FIFA 22 against Romelu Lukaku and Daryl Dike.
He told the Big Issue last month, “Everything has an expiration date. I have no doubt that I am the strongest.
“I see a few people getting to work, but there can only be one Beast Mode.”