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Hollywood stars close to takeover of National League club

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Dan Burke

Hollywood movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney moved a huge step closer to completing their takeover of National League outfit Wrexham AFC on Monday.

The news was confirmed by the Wrexham Supporters Trust in a short statement released via their official website.

“Subject to final agreement, league and FA confirmation – the RR McReynolds Company, LLC will take 100% control of Wrexham Football Club Limited from the WST,” read the statement.

“Both parties will now proceed with finalising the details of the takeover, and we will update Wrexham supporters as soon as we can.”

Wrexham – who are based in Wales and have played in the fifth tier of English football since being relegated from the Football League in 2008 – have been fan owned since 2011.

But assuming this deal goes through, they will soon be 100% owned by Deadpool star Reynolds and McElhenney – the co-creator of hit TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The pair will reportedly buy the club for a nominal fee and invest an immediate £2m.

Earlier this month, their vision was presented to members of the supporters trust at a virtual meeting and they have both pledged to attend the Racecourse Ground when work commitments allow.

“As Wrexham supporters, we would like to wish them the very best of luck in charge of our Football Club and look forward to what the future brings,” added the supporters trust.