WREXHAM football club has revealed that Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are interested in investing in the club. The club which is owned by a supporters trust fund since 2011 held a special general meeting to decide whether to enter into talks with the stars.
In a statement posted on its social media site the club said:
“Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank all members who took part in the Special General Meeting (September 22) and took the time to vote. As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223) voted in favour of the Resolution”.
“As a result, talks with the proposed bidders will now continue and we are in a position to confirm the two people interested in investing in Wrexham AFC.”
Rob McElhenney is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter, best known as the creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Ryan Reynolds is an award-winning Canadian actor, writer, producer and business entrepreneur whose credits include Marvel’s Deadpool.
The Trust informed members at the special meeting that professional advisers considers the proposed offer to be “entirely credible” and will now seek a firm proposal.
In due course, Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting.
Any potential takeover could lead to £2m being invested in the club.
Hollywood stars have become involved with a Welsh club before when star of The Office, Mindy Kaling was revealed as being among the stakeholders in the American consortium that purchased a controlling stake in Swansea City in 2016.
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