Wrexham A.F.C. To Be Purchased By Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenny

  • Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny are set to purchase Wrexham AFC for $2.5 million.
  • Sports bettors are split at -120 on how many total points the Welsh soccer club will score.
  • Several celebrities have purchased sports franchises in the past including Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith.

NEW YORK – The Welsh soccer world has just gotten a bit of a shakeup as Wrexham A.F.C. Football Club is set to be purchased by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny.

With the news, sports bettors are already taking action on how many points the club will score in the England National. Currently, sports bettors are split.

Reynolds and McElhenny join a long list of celebrities who have gotten into the ownership of major sports teams. Online sportsbooks have already been affected greatly by celebrities in sports. The teams they own often attract bets.

Wrexham AFC

The Wrexham AFC football club is one of the oldest professional clubs ever and is currently competing in the English soccer fifth tier. What Reynolds and McElhenny are hoping to do is return the club to the English Football League (EFL) and compete.

Soccer bettors are already taking action on how well the team will do following the acquisition, although bettors are split on how the football club will fair.

How Many Points Will Wrexham AFC Score In 2020-2021

  • Over 65.5 -120
  • Under 65.5 -120

With the purchase of the Welsh soccer team, Reynolds and McElhenny plan to use their position to bring attention to the soccer club.

Due to this potential, there was an overwhelming embracement by the Wrexham Supporters Trust Board, current owners of the tea, to accept the deal.

While nothing is as of yet set in stone, the purchase is expected to go through with a lot of optimism coming from both parties.

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“The Wrexham Supporters Trust Board would like to thank Mr Rob McElhenney and Mr Ryan Reynolds, and their advisors Inner Circle Sports and Walker Morris, for their professional and considered approach and for the time they have already put into the process,” read the official statement by the Board of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. “As Wrexham supporters, we would like to wish them the very best of luck in charge of our Football Club and look forward to what the future brings.”

Reynolds and McElhenney will be among good company of celebrities who have gotten involved in professional sports team ownership.

Celebrities And Professional Sports Teams

From Musicians like Jennifer Lopez who owns part of the Miami Dolphins and Jay-Z who once owned part of the now Brooklyn Nets to former President George W. Bush who owns part of the Texas Rangers, major public figures have consistently been involved in team ownership.

The news of Reynolds and McElhenney is not a surprising one as this is a common approach for many celebs. While the pair are looking to purchase a smaller team as far as brands go, many celebs have gone that route as well.

David Letterman is the owner of the IndyCar racing team, for example, Russell Crowe is a part-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby team, and Bill Murray has a stake in the St. Paul Saints.

Sports and celebrities have consistently been a shared relationship. Athletes are celebs in their own right, and many musicians and actors are massive sports fans.

Celebrities being owners of sports teams will continue to be a normal occurrence. And Reynolds and McElhenney are just another example of this.

Having these high-profile names associated with the teams also raises awareness to them from the sports betting perspective, causing bettors to put action on teams they never thought to before.