Ryan Reynolds' bid to buy second sports team now part of three-way celebrity battle
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Ryan Reynolds has made owning a sports team look so much fun, that he's now got two celebrity opponents to adding to his portfolio.
Reynolds, and co-owner Rob McElhenney, have been doing an excellent job to date with Wrexham, seeing them gain promotion into League Two.
The Disney + documentary detailing the team has certainly made the Welsh side more popular, and the owners popularity has also grown.
That's especially true when it comes to the players, now that the pair kept to their promise and sent the squad on an end of season trip to Las Vegas.
The pair's attentions are now on next season, and who they might try to sign, with Wales legend Gareth Bale seemingly top of their target's list.
Reynolds has also decided where the team might go on their next holiday, and it's not going to be Vegas this time, lord knows what happened to decide that.
And the Canadian also has other plans of his own, as he eyes up a bid to buy NHL side Ottawa Senators, which could cost him $1 billion.
According to the Guardian, he has competition from two other bids however, which are also being fronted by other high profile celebrities.
The reports claims that music superstars Snoop Dogg and the Weeknd are both interested in buying the ice-hockey team from Canada.
The Senators are currently owned by the estate of Eugene Melnyk, after Melnyk passed away last year, and they are valued at around $800 million.
They will only be sold to someone who has no plans of moving them outside of Ottawa, such is the nation of franchises in American sports.
Reynolds did spend some of his childhood growing up in Ottawa and NHL commentator Elliotte Friedman recently said, "I think it’s a situation where some of the other groups are kind of understanding that, if it’s close, it’s going to be tough to beat the Reynolds train."
Snoop Dogg's bid has reportedly also got some former NHL stars involved with it, whilst the Weeknd's bid involves people with experience of ownership in the NHL.
Whoever manages to buy the team, one thing is for sure, based on Reynolds' experience, fans will take more notice of the Senators than before.
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Topics: Football, Ice Hockey, Ryan Reynolds, Wrexham, Snoop Dogg, USA