Ryan Reynolds And Rob McElhenney Complete Takeover Of Wrexham A.F.C.
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It's official: Hollywood royalty has entered English football.
After months on ongoing negotiations, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have now completed their takeover of fifth-tier National League outfit Wrexham A.F.C.
Taking the reins from the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), the acting megastars have already promised the club a £2million (AU$3.5million) investment.
MISSION STATEMENT ' Rob & Ryan's vision for Wrexham AFC.- Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) February 9, 2021
In the wake of the big announcement, the Welsh club released a mission statement outlining Reynolds and McElhenney's vision for the future.
In an open letter addressed to the fans, they promised to: "Invest in a permanent training facility.
"Explore the renovation of the racecourse ground and ALWAYS beat Chester."
Well, if there's one sure way to get the supporters onside then it's to guarantee that you'll always beat their local rivals.
Positive moves from the outset, it has to be said.
It's understood the cash investments will also be pumped into helping establish a women's football programme at Wrexham.
The two Hollywood stars released their own statement too, saying: "It is a special day for the two of us to become the latest stewards in the long and storied history of Wrexham AFC.
"Together with the players, the staff, the fans, and the local community, we can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances, and in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham."
Reynolds and McElhenney join the long list of celebrities to invest in a football club.
LeBron James famously became a part owner of Liverpool in 2011, while music icon Elton John became Watford's chairman and director all the way back in 1976.
Elsewhere, Aussie heartthrob Hugh Jackman has openly talked about his regret in not investing in Norwich a few years ago.
There are no small bottles, Wrob. Only small owners.... with small bottles.- Wryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 9, 2021
p.s. We have the same lawyer. https://t.co/2KzLWRZFO3
As for Reynolds and McElhenney, their takeover has been very well documented and seems like it was in the works for ages.
And judging by all their early promises, their appointment could prove to be a stroke of genius for a club that has never even reached the Championship let alone Premier League.