Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix's "6 Underground" at The Shed at Hudson Yards on in New York. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be getting into the soccer business. Wrexham is a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer. It has revealed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that Reynolds and McElhenney are the 'two extremely well-known individuals' the club has previously said are interested in investing 2 million pounds ($2.5 million). (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix's "6 Underground" at The Shed at Hudson Yards on in New York. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be getting into the soccer business. Wrexham is a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer. It has revealed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that Reynolds and McElhenney are the 'two extremely well-known individuals' the club has previously said are interested in investing 2 million pounds ($2.5 million). (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 9/23/2020 3:36 PM

WREXHAM, Wales -- Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making an unlikely foray into the soccer business.

Wrexham, a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer, revealed Wednesday that Reynolds and McElhenney are the 'two extremely well-known individuals' the club has previously said are interested in investing 2 million pounds ($2.5 million).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor best known for starring in the 'Deadpool' movies. McElhenney, a friend of Reynolds, is an American actor and director who was the creator of TV show 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'

Wrexham has been a fan-owned club since 2011. Members of its supporters trust voted at a special general meeting Tuesday in favor of allowing talks to start with Reynolds and McElhenney.

'In due course,' Wrexham said in a statement, '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 National League - the division in which Wrexham plays - has yet to start its season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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