Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney moved a step nearer to changing into buyers within the Welsh soccer group — one of many world’s oldest skilled soccer golf equipment and presently enjoying in English soccer’s fifth tier — after their takeover bid was overwhelmingly authorized by the membership’s board.
The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board, which presently owns the membership, voted in favor of the deal that will see the movie star duo take full possession of the membership.
The bid remains to be topic to remaining settlement and official affirmation from governing our bodies, however the stars have mentioned they have already got lofty ambitions to show Wrexham right into a “global force.”
Reynolds, recognized for showing in blockbusters corresponding to “Deadpool,” and McElhenney, co-creator and star in US sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” first expressed their curiosity in a takeover again in September.
Last week they mentioned they needed to develop the squad, get the membership again into the English Football League (EFL) and make a distinction to the broader group.
A membership assertion had beforehand confirmed that the potential buyers, who had been then unknown, would instantly make investments round $2.5 million.
Both males reacted to the information with a message on Twitter.
“Wrexham Is The Name,” they wrote in an identical posts.
“You may never have heard of Wrexham, The Racecourse Ground or Ifor Williams, but you will. So to the Wrexham Supporters Trust, thank you for your faith and trust in us,” McElhenney mentioned.
To which Reynolds added: “We are humbled and we are already getting to work. Is this really happening?”
Rich historical past
Wrexham, shaped in 1864, has by no means performed within the top-flight of English soccer, however the membership has beforehand reached the FA Cup quarterfinals and famously beat Arsenal within the third spherical in 1992.
Its proud historical past additionally extends to European tournaments, with its most well-known night time coming in 1984 when Wrexham beat Porto within the Cup Winners’ Cup.
Also often called the Robins, Wrexham performs its dwelling video games on the historic Racecourse Ground — the world’s oldest stadium, based on Guinness World Records — which has a capability of roughly 10,000.
The group is certainly one of plenty of Welsh golf equipment to take part throughout the English soccer pyramid and its Twitter following of 61,300 is considerably dwarfed by Reynolds’ 16.5 million followers.