Revealed: How much Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney paid for their takeover of Wrexham
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Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney completed their stunning acquisition of the National League club for a relatively small fee.
The National League side are top of the table this season and are edging closer to an automatic promotion spot to League Two after their 3-2 win over Notts County.
Wrexham are three points clear of Notts County and have a match in hand over their title rivals after their thrilling clash at the Racecourse Ground on Monday.
The Red Dragons have had a major spotlight placed on them since the takeover by Reynolds and McElhenney, who have heavily invested in the club since 2021.
The Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), which has around 2,000 members, previously owned the club ahead of Reynolds and McElhenney’s acquisition.
The WST completed its takeover in 2011 and managed to clear Wrexham’s debts, but the trust didn’t have the financial power to invest massively into the club.
Before Reynolds and McElhenney became Wrexham’s new owners, the WST’s members voted on whether or not they would approve the takeover of the club.
The WST approved Reynolds and McElhenney’s takeover at the time after 98.6 per cent of members voted in favour of the motion.
According to reports, Reynolds and McElhenney completed their purchase of the Red Dragons from the WST for a fee believed to be £2m.
Speaking after Wrexham’s win over Notts County, Reynolds said that he found it “insane” how there is only one National League automatic qualification spot available.
“It’s just insane to me in this league that only one goes up automatically,” he told BT Sport.
“If it were different -- and I think it should be -- both of these clubs would be celebrating together right now because what they’ve done is not only created drama unlike anything you’d ever see in a damn movie, but something that I think people will be talking about for ages.
“The fact that this much attention has come upon the National League in this way is incredibly special and immensely worthy of the talents of not only Wrexham, but Notts County as well.”