Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make shock bid for Wrexham AFC

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Wrexham AFC have announced that the actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are in talks to invest in the Welsh football club.

Reynolds, the Hollywood A-lister of Deadpool fame, and McElhenney, best known as the creator and star of the US television show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, will now have an opportunity to “put forward their vision” for the club after the Wrexham Supporters Trust Board voted in favour of allowing the pair’s bid to progress.

“As confirmed this morning, 97.5% of voters (1,223 members) voted in favour of the resolution,” read a statement released on Wrexham’s website on Wednesday evening. “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.

“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.”

Wrexham sit in the National League, the fifth-tier of English football, and the bid from Reynolds and McElhenney is widely seen as a surprise.

This would not be the first investment for Reynolds, who also owns stakes in gin and mobile phone businesses.