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Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are looking to invest in Wrexham

Why are Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bidding to BUY non-Championship Welsh football club Wrexham?

  • Actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are looking to invest in Wrexham
  • The club have made a shock announcement that the pair are interested in the club
  • Reynolds and McElhenney are ready to ‘present their vision’ for Wrexham
  • Out-of-league Welsh club could see £2m investment if deal is struck











Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are looking to invest in non-Championship football team Wrexham following a shock announcement from the club.

From the bright lights of American showbiz to the rainy peaks of North Wales, Reynolds, best known for his role as the Marvel superhero dead Pooland McElhenney from the sitcom It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, are ready to “present their vision” at an extraordinary general meeting.

Fan confidence has overwhelmingly voted in favor of continuing talks between the Hollywood duo and the Welsh club.

Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds (pictured) are looking to invest in Wrexham

Reynolds and McElhenney (pictured) are ready to

Reynolds and McElhenney (pictured) are ready to ‘present their vision’ for a non-league club

Wrexham, which has been fan-owned since 2011, could see a potential £2million investment from contractors Reynolds and McElhenney.

On their club’s website Wrexham released a statement which said“As a result, discussions with the proposed bidders will now continue and we are able to confirm the two individuals interested in investing in Wrexham AFC.

“Rob McElhenney is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, best known as the creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

‘Ryan Reynolds is an award-winning Canadian actor, writer, producer and entrepreneur whose credits include Marvel’s Deadpool.

“In due course, Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will present their vision for Wrexham AFC and their proposal for the members to vote at a second extraordinary general meeting.”

Wrexham could see a potential £2m investment from entrepreneurial players

Wrexham could see a potential £2m investment from entrepreneurial players

A total of 1,223 members of the Wrexham Supporters Trust attended Tuesday’s meeting, where more than 95% of the votes cast were in favor of holding talks with the celebrity couple, with 31 voting against.

Reynolds and McElhenney both responded to utter disbelief online after the club’s announcement.

The Green Lantern actor retweeted an eight-year-old tweet which coincidentally mentioned his arrival in the North Wales town.

He comically quoted: “Yeah, you never know” and continued with “I’ve waited eight years to reply to this tweet”.

Meanwhile, McElhenney decided to praise the BBC Sport Wales account for using a dashing photo of him on the red carpet amid the shocking news.

Reynolds, who has varied business interests, responded to a tweet from 2012 last night which read:

Trust director Spencer Harris explained ahead of the meeting with members that he wanted any deal to be done as soon as possible.

“All we’re going to commit to — because we’re not going to put pressure on ourselves — is that we’ll wrap up the talks as soon as possible,” Harris said. BBC Wales.

“We’ll come to a position when potential investors come up with a deal and the next step…we’ll put it to the members for a vote on whether they want to proceed with this deal or not.”

Wrexham is the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest football club in the world, founded in 1864.

They exited the football league in 2008 and have remained a non-league club ever since and became fan owned in 2011.

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