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Wrexham AFC takeover still not a 100% official says Rob McElhenney

27 Jan 2021 2 minute read
Rob McElhenney. Picture by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0).

The takeover of Wrexham AFC is still not a 100% official according to Rob McElhenney.

The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor, who has been given the green light to take over Wrexham AFC along with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, said it won’t be complete before the transfer window closes.

Because of that he says that they have made a donation to the club to allow it to “make some moves” because the handover would not be completed in time.

He said: “Update: the ⁦‪@wrexhamafc⁩ takeover is still not 100% official and unfortunately it appears the handover will not be complete before the transfer window closes. So Ryan and I have made a donation to the Club to allow them (us? 🙏 ) to make some moves. Up the town! #WrexhamIsTheName”  

Formed in 1864, the club is the third oldest professional football team in the world.

It now competes in the National League, which is the fifth tier of the English Football League system. It is hoped by many supporters that Reynolds and McElhenney can bring back the glory days if they do takeover the club.

They have promised to plough £2 million into the club and have said that they want it to be a “global force”. They have also pledged to “always beat Chester”.

They celebrated their bid to become the owners of Wrexham AFC being accepted by the club’s supporters’ trust  by pitching a hilarious advert for club sponsor Ifor Williams trailers in the viral video. It caused a sensation on Twitter and racked up 500,000 views in an hour.

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