Actor Ryan Reynolds keen on buying Welsh football team

Lawrence Kim
September 24, 2020

Wrexham have been in fan ownership since 2011 but a takeover would see a reported £2million ($3.6M AUD) being invested into the club.

Reynolds, who is married to the Hollywood actress Blake Lively, and McElhenney, who is best known for his role in the hit sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, are ready to "put forward their vision" for Wrexham at a special general meeting.

The year 2020 is stretching imagination to the limit but the Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds trying to buy lowly Wrexham Football Clubis surely one of its most weird developments.

In news that continues to bring utter absurdity in 2020, actor Ryan Reynolds is one of two people interested in buying Welsh football club Wrexham.

The bidders, according to the board, include the Deadpool actor and Rob McElhenney, the creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor best known for starring in the "Deadpool" movies.

"In due course", Wrexham said in a statement, "Mr. McElhenney and Mr. Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second special general meeting".

The size or objective of Reynolds' and McElhenney's investment remains unclear, as does their desire to buy into a club that has struggled for success throughout their history.

Speaking before the names of were confirmed, Trust director Spencer Harris said a vote from fans on the outline of the deal would be expected "in weeks rather than months".

A statement on the club's official website read: "The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank all members who took part in the Special General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday September 22) and took the time to vote".

'We will get to a position when the potential investors put forward a deal and the next stage... we would put that in front of the members for a vote if they wish to proceed with that deal or not'.

Ryan Reynolds is considering one of the more freakish investments by a Hollywood actor.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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