Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham Are Under “no pressure” Even as Championship Clubs Come Hunting

Published 11/13/2023, 8:50 AM EST

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Sports and entertainment are the two such happenings that always keep people hooked. Coming in as a beautiful amalgam of the two, the Welsh football team of Wrexham has seen mercurial heights since their Hollywood takeover at the hands of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The team, along with its town, which was on the fringes of oblivion came back roaring and since has no intention of refraining from putting points on the table.

In such a scenario, it is a given that there is no dearth of spotlight on its players, some of whom are under the radar of opponent teams.

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The Hollywood duo spent a lavish $2.4 million on acquiring and turning over the fate of Wrexham. Furthermore, they are hardly pushing back from gaining new ground, as evident in a recent new deal. Thus, when talks float about Birmingham City, exploring its options to sign up Wrexham star Elliot Lee, ex-England international Carlton Palmer, in talks with Football League World opined that he would stand “surprised” if the player even thought of leaving the Wrexham camp.

The Wrexham midfielder played a key role in the team’s breakthrough to the fourth tier of the National League. However, the truth is that they are a championship-level player and hence, attract the attention of the big clubs. Regardless, Palmer expressed his solidarity with Wrexham for their upbeat performance. “However, Championship clubs would have to make an unrefusable offer as Wrexham are ambitious, financially backed and under no pressure to sell.” Therefore, there is absolutely no rationale, at least for him, regarding a transfer.

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Meanwhile, in the two or so years since the new owners took over the reins, Wrexham has undergone a sea change of sorts.

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The first season of Welcome to Wrexham not only landed Ryan Reynolds, his first-ever Emmy nomination but also showcased the world a glorious makeover. The quaint town which was dwindling under failing businesses, leaped to a breath of fresh revival along with their team. The football team, on its end, landed a US tour. Following it, they made themselves known all across the globe with a National League history after fifteen years.

Interestingly, the team’s dressing room has also become a popular destination for many celebrities. Will Ferrell, Hugh Jackman, Paul Rudd, and the Russo Brothers, among many others, have cheered for the team either from the stands or personal visits to the dressing room. Thus, in all reality, the team is a well-grounded haven for all of its players.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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