Despite Incurring Nearly $3,500,000 in Losses, Ryan Reynolds Puts ‘No Immediate Pressure’ on Wrexham to Repay Million-Dollar Loans

Published 04/02/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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The 2022-23 financial year just ended, and it has revealed how clubs performed economically. However, fans are the most surprised by Wrexham’s statement. Despite showing a very promising rise in revenue, the club still seems to lose money. Ever since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney acquired the Welsh club Wrexham AFC, it has been on a staircase of improvements.

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The investments are immense for the club to be better than ever. They also are the reasons behind its struggle to be profitable, although the new owners knew even before making the offer that they might lose money. They stuck with their plans and now have a goliath of a soccer club that is speed-running promotion this year.

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Wrexham lost $3.5 million

It revealed in the latest financial statement that the club lost an unfathomable 3.5 million USD in the last couple of years under the new owners’ regime. It has caused panic among a few Wrexham fans. Meanwhile, a statement has come from the directors of the club.

Apart from assuring that they are putting ‘no immediate pressure’ on the club, the owners said, “We remain committed to playing a full part in the club’s life and making a positive difference, in every way, for the benefit of everyone in this wonderful place we have taken to our hearts.” This statement is enough to reflect the connection the star owners have with the club.

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In 2021, the Deadpool star and the creator of ‘its always sunny in Philadelphia’ invested 2.5 million USD to acquire Wrexham, and the club now has a vast following. They had said that they are ready to lose money on Wrexham when they brought the club.

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Apart from the concerning news, there were a lot of positives too. These positives explain how Wrexham has occurred so much debt. Wrexham spent a National League record 1.4 million USD on acquiring new players.

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Wrexham has also repaired the ground and doubled its staff from last year as post-pandemic development. Wrexham is confidently working towards its promotion from tier 5. Do you think Wrexham will get the automatic promotion? Drop your prediction in the comments below.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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