Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s $200m team that cannot be relegated – Daily Star

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s $200m team that cannot be relegated – Daily Star

McElhenney and Reynolds, the owners of Wrexham AFC, have recently ventured into the Mexican football scene by investing in Club Necaxa, a club that currently sits at the bottom of Liga MX. The American duo has previously transformed Wrexham both on and off the pitch, expanding the fanbase and commercial activities. They achieved this through promotions, a hit series, and a US tour.

Meanwhile, Necaxa, an established club with a century-old history and a large fanbase, was valued at around $200m in 2021 following investment from Americans Al Tylis and Sam Porter. Necaxa competes in Mexico’s top tier and plays at the 23,000-seater Estadio Victoria in Aguascalientes. However, the club finished 17th last season and last won a league title in 1998.

The deal’s financial details and its impact on Wrexham remain unspecified and unclear. It’s possible that Reynolds and McElhenney might leverage their celebrity status and media knowledge to expand Wrexham’s fan base, potentially through exhibition matches and player loan transfers. It is noteworthy that Wrexham will play in England’s third tier next season, while the Liga MX temporarily scrapped relegation in 2020, providing the new owners with more time to implement changes without the threat of relegation.

The acquisition reflects the owners’ ambition and a new chapter in their footballing journey.


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