Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's Wrexham takeover approved by FCA

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney see their Wrexham takeover receive FCA approval – with the actors set to complete purchase of the National League side next week

  • Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s takeover of Wrexham is now a step closer
  • Wrexham Supporters Trust voted 98.6 per cent to accept their offer in November
  • Contracts were exchanged in January and their takeover has now been approved

The takeover of National League side Wrexham by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney has moved a step closer.

Deadpool star Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and actor McElhenney previously spoke of plans to turn the Welsh football club into a ‘global force’.

Wrexham Supporters Trust members voted 98.6 per cent in favour to accept the offer in November and contracts were exchanged last month, but the takeover was subject to approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Wrexham could see their club taken over by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney by next week

Hollywood actors Reynolds (left) and McElhenney (right) had their bid approved by the FCA

After contracts were exchanged in January, the club have now received clearance and hope to complete the sale next week.

A club statement read: ‘Wrexham Supporters Trust are pleased to inform supporters we have today received such approval from the FCA.

‘Both parties shall now work to formally complete the sale of shares in Wrexham AFC next week.

The duo previously spoke about plans to turn the National League side into a ‘global force’

‘We would like to thank supporters for their patience in this process and reassure you the Wrexham Supporters Trust will make a full statement once this is completed.’

The actors made a donation to the club to help in the January transfer window while they waited for the green light on the takeover.

Former Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore, who has been assured of the pair’s ‘authentic and genuine intentions’ in buying the club, is set to act as an informal advisor to the new owners. 

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