Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will complete a sensational takeover of Wrexham FC after supporters voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposal.
A vote from the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) saw an overwhelming 98.6% back the takeover, and the final details should be confirmed over the coming days.
A statement on the club’s website read: “The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank Mr Rob McElhenney and Mr Ryan Reynolds, and their advisors Inner Circle Sports and Walker Morris, for their professional and considered approach and for the time they have already put into the process.
“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.”
The two actors have already declared they want to make Wrexham a “global force”.
“This is the third-oldest club on the planet and we don’t see why it can’t have a global appeal,” said former Golden Globe-nominee Reynolds earlier this month.
“We want Wrexham to be a global force. Our intention is to become part of the Wrexham story rather than Wrexham becoming part of our story.”
A mission statement added: “Our goal is to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances at an improved stadium.
“We want to provide comprehensive financial support for the manager and his coaching team and build a sustainable model which will attract the best players and staff to the Racecourse Ground.”
The takeover of the National League side is thought to be worth around £2m.
Wrexham have been in fan ownership since 2011. Both Reynolds and McElhenney have also declared their intentions to attend games once they are permitted to do so and when their work commitments allow.
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