In news that continues to bring utter absurdity in 2020, actor Ryan Reynolds is one of two people interested in buying Welsh football club Wrexham.
The National League side posted a statement this evening to confirm that the Canadian, best known for his leading role in Marvel’s R-rated superhero film Deadpool, is keen on investing.
Reynolds, 43, recently sold his gin company to Diageo for a reported $610 million, while he is also a director at Match Group, who oversee a whole host of dating websites including Tinder and Hinge.
The other individual in question is none other than Rob McElhenney, who created and starred in the popular sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
BREAKING: Ryan Reynolds is interested in buying Wrexham AFC…
Yes, you read that right.
– Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 23, 2020
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Talks are ongoing and the next step is for the pair to “put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting”, the club say.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank all members who took part in the Special General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday September 22) and took the time to vote.
“As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223 members) 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.
“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.”
The North Wales outfit have been 100 per cent fan run but could soon be owned by a Golden Globe nominee with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Just imagine Reynolds and Blake Lively rocking up at the Racecourse Ground and having a pint of Pilsner with Bootlegger…