Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are set to become the owners of National League side Wrexham AFC.
The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board voted overwhelmingly today (November 16) in favour of the takeover of the club by the A-listers.
98 per cent of the trust approved the bid, which will now see RR McReynolds Company, LLC take charge of the team based in North Wales.
In a meeting last week, Reynolds stated his bold ambitions for the club, who he aims to make a “global force”.
The club has been in fan ownership since 2011, having suffered financial problems in the early 2000s, but will now have access to outsider investment, which could be up to £2 million initially. As part of their bid, Reynolds and McElhenney vowed to invest their money and capitalise on their fame to help grow the club further and see them return to the football league, which they haven’t featured in since 2008.
It has also been proposed that a Netflix-style documentary could be made to show the rise of the club, as suggested by McElhenney.
“We’re documenting it. We should be thinking about Wrexham the way Manchester United thinks about Manchester United. Engage in the club and community.”
Reynolds stated in the Wrexham Supporters Trust meeting on November 8: “We want to be at the Racecourse Ground as much as possible – as many games as I can make. We want to have a pint with the fans. You’ll be fed up of us! We want to be great ambassadors for the club, to introduce the club to the world and be a global force.”
Wrexham AFC currently sit 14th in the National League table having only played six games thus far in the 2020/21 season.
Author: Jake Wilkin