Ryan Reynolds stars in Welsh soccer team takeover

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney confirmed Wednesday (September 23) they are in talks to invest in a Welsh soccer team, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English game.

Deadpool star Reynolds could soon be setting his sights on Liverpool - the current English Premier League champions - if the Wrexham plan comes off.

He even hinted at the takeover on Twitter, replying to an unrelated message posted eight years ago.

One user said, quote, “you never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham” to which Reynolds replied yesterday: “yup, you never know.”

A statement from the club's Supporters Trust on Wednesday said an overwhelming majority of its 1,223 members had voted in favor of continuing talks with the two actors.

Wrexham have never played in the top division and on average only fill half of their 10,000 capacity stadium with fans for home games.

Reynolds and McElhenny will now put forward their vision for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting.

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- Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney confirmed Wednesday they are in talks to invest in a Welsh soccer team, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English game. "Deadpool" star Reynolds could soon be setting his sights on Liverpool, the current English Premier League champions, if the Wrexham plan comes off.

He even hinted at the takeover on Twitter, replying to an unrelated message posted eight years ago. One user said, quote, "You never know when Ryan Reynolds is going to turn up in Wrexham," to which Reynolds replied yesterday, "Yep, you never know." A statement from the club's Supporters Trust on Wednesday said an overwhelming majority of its 123 members had voted in favor of continuing talks with the two actors.

Wrexham have never played in the top division and on average only fill half of their 10,000 capacity stadium with fans for home games. "Always sunny in Philadelphia" actor McElhenney and Reynolds will now put forward their vision for members to vote on at a second special general meeting.