Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds’ takeover of Wrexham AFC has now been officially completed.
The process to rubber-stamp the deal has been ongoing since November, when the takeover proposal was given unanimous backing by Wrexham Supporters Trust members.
Now it has been confirmed that RR McReynolds Company LLC has taken 100 per cent control of Wrexham AFC Limited from the Wrexham Supporters Trust, with the new owners making a £2 million equity investment into the club under the terms of the deal.
A club announcement has said: “Funds will be immediately channelled into new initiatives at the Racecourse Community Foundation, including £50,000 to enhance the women’s football programme and increase participation at all levels. Alongside this, first-team player identification will be a priority, so the club is in the best possible position for the summer transfer window.”
A joint-statement from Deadpool star Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator/star McElhenney begins: “It is a special day for the two of us to become the latest stewards in the long and storied history of Wrexham AFC. Together with the players, the staff, the fans, and the local community, we can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances, and in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham.
“Wrexham AFC is only in a position to thrive because of the incredible efforts of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. Their members are a fitting reflection of the integrity and spirit of the town and they will always have an important role at the club.”