Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make shock bid for Wrexham AFC

Wrexham AFC have announced that actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to invest in the Welsh football club.

Hollywood A-lister Reynolds, of Deadpool fame, and McElhenney, best known as the creator and star of US television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will now have an opportunity to “put forward their vision” for the club after the Wrexham Supporters Trust Board voted in favour of allowing the pair’s bid to progress.

“As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223 members) voted in favour of the resolution,” read a statement released on Wrexham’s website on Wednesday evening. “As a result, talks with the proposed bidders will now continue and we are in a position to confirm the two people interested in investing in Wrexham AFC.

“In due course, 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.”

Wrexham currently sit in the National League, the fifth-tier of English football, and the bid from Reynolds and McElhenney is widely seen as a surprise.

This would not the first investment for Reynolds, who also owns stakes in gin and mobile phone businesses.


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