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Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney reveal who they would want out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz

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Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney reveal who they would want out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were both in agreeance with who they would want on their team out of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Reynolds and McElhenney announced their intention to purchase Wrexham in 2020 before the Hollywood actors completed their stunning takeover in early 2021.

Wrexham have enjoyed incredible success under the ownership of Reynolds and McElhenney, who have both heavily invested in the soon-to-be League Two side.

The Red Dragons on Saturday captured the National League trophy and secured automatic promotion to League Two after a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood.

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Wrexham have secured a whopping 110 points in the National League with only one match remaining, putting them four points clear of second-place Notts County.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated in 2022, Reynolds and McElhenney were asked for their two cents on the longstanding debate surrounding Messi and Ronaldo.

Reynolds insisted that both Messi and Ronaldo are “unbelievable athletes,” but both he and his Wrexham co-owner agreed with who they would want on their team.

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“Messi,” McElhenney said.

When asked why he picked the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, he hilariously added: “I like his size.”

Reynolds amusingly suggested that he was going to say the same thing as McElhenney, but he was also disappointed that Gareth Bale wasn’t a choice.

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Joining the conversation, the Deadpool star said: “I was going to say the same thing.”

Reynolds added: “I do not sleep on Ronaldo. They’re both unbelievable athletes. But I think I’d also take Messi. Gareth Bale wasn’t an option, no?”

Following Wrexham’s return to League Two, Red Dragons executive director Humphrey Ker believes the “sky’s the limit” for the club under McElhenney and Reynolds.

“We feel the sky’s the limit for Wrexham because you look at the crowds we had in the stadium all season,” he said.

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“You look at the crowds that were outside the stadium [on Saturday], people that couldn’t get a ticket that just wanted to be in town and close to the stadium and close to the action.”

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Featured Image Credit: Sports Illustrated's YouTube/Alamy

Topics: Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham, Football, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz
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