Hollywood star Ryan Reynold has been revealed as one half of a Hollywood investor duo who are interested in investing in Wrexham Football Club, a fan-owned football team. Any potential takeover by the duo could lead to more than £2m being invested in the club.
The Deadpool and Detective Pikachu star will be joined by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Rob McElhenney, who will both share their vision for the football club with members at a special general meeting (SGM). A large majority of members voted for talks to proceed.
A total of 1,223 Wrexham Supporters Trust members voted for the meeting to go ahead, with just 31 against it. The meeting will take place on Tuesday.
WST Director Spencer Harris said: “As everybody knows we are community owned and therefore this has become public knowledge a little bit earlier than it would in any other normal circumstance, but yeah it’s out there now so people know all about it. We started talking through representatives of theirs, talking about the club, and we’re now in a position where we are able, following the SGM on Tuesday night, to get into detailed discussions about what a takeover deal could look like. There is some way to go and at the end of the day it will be the supporters who decide what the future direction of the club will be.
“I’ve spoken to both of them several times. They are very serious, professional and successful people, not just as actors but in the business world as well and this is a very serious endeavour for them and they’ll set out their vision in due course, but I know they are very passionate about this and have gone into a lot of depth to understand about the football club.”
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