Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney officially complete Wrexham takeover

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have officially swapped the glamorous life of Hollywood for the fifth tier of English football.

Wrexham AFC have been bought by the two celebrity actors and the long-awaited takeover is now complete.

The National League club in Wales had been targeted by Reynolds and McElhenney last year.

And after lengthy talks, the Wrexham Supporters Trust has relinquished power of the club to the pair of actors.

A statement from the Wrexham Supporters Trust on Tuesday night read: “The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of Wrexham AFC to RR McReynolds LLC.

“We would like to thank all our members for their participation in the voting process and patience regarding the deal. Also, to our advisors on the deal, namely BDO, Kevin Jacquiss, Mackenzie Jones, Rob Parry and Sheridans.

“The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would also like to thank both Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds and their advisors, Inner Circle Sports and Walker Morris, for the time they have put into this process.

“We would like to place on record our gratitude for their professional approach at all times, and for their engagement with Wrexham Supporters Trust, Wrexham supporters and the broader local community.

“Wrexham Supporters Trust now enters a new chapter, with thought required on the direction we take.

"We urge all supporters to unite behind our new owners, the Club and the team as they look to return Wrexham to the heights we have all dreamed of.”

Wrexham had been forced to wait for the Financial Conduct Authority to approve the takeover before the Hollywood duo's £2m investment could be announced.

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  • Celebrating the takeover, the Wrexham Supporters Trust added: “We wish Rob, Ryan and everyone else involved in Wrexham AFC the very best of luck going forward and are excited for the future of both the Club and the town.”

    Reynolds and McElhenney’s mission statement released after the announcement outlined three clear goals and hinted at the fun ahead for fans as their Wrexham journey begins.

    They want to invest in a permanent training facility, explore the renovation of the Racecourse Ground, and they cheekily added they aim to always beat rivals Chester.

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