Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in talks to buy Wrexham AFC
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Yes, you read the headline right the first time. Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to potentially invest in Wrexham AFC.
In addition to his acting career, Reynolds is a successful entrepreneur.
For a few weeks, there have been rumours of potential investment in the Welsh club, but no one expected the interest to come from Hollywood.
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) September 23, 2020
A statement issued this evening by Wrexham reads:
"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.
As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223 members) voted in favour of the Resolution.
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.
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 business entrepreneur whose credits include Marvel’s Deadpool.
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."
The next step for Reynolds and McElhenney will be to meet members of the fan-owned club at a Special General Meeting (SGM). Wrexham members have voted strongly in favour of the proposed investment.
It has been reported that as much as £2 million could be invested in the club, should the takeover go ahead.
On Tuesday, the Wrexham Supporters Trust met and 95 per cent of those present voted in favour of the proposed takeover, amounting to 1,223 people. Just 31 people present voted against.
Fans of Welsh football have already voiced their approval on social media. However, calls for Danny DeVito to invest in Merthyr Town have not yet been answered by the 75-year-old.