Wrexham to ‘target Premier League players’ after promotion as Cristiano Ronaldo comment made


Wrexham to 'target Premier League players' after promotion as Cristiano Ronaldo comment made

Wrexham could target Premier League players after securing their promotion to League One.

Wrexham could target Premier League players after securing their promotion to League One, a football finance expert has claimed.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham secured a 6-0 win over Forest Green Rovers on Saturday, and in doing so, earned their second promotion in successive seasons.

The Hollywood actors took over the club in 2021, and last year led them to promotion to the Football League following a 15-year absence.

With the Welsh outfit set to play in the third tier next term, a football finance expert claimed they may be able to attract Premier League players in the coming transfer window, provided the cost of a deal would be in line with Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Football Finance expert and Professor of Economics at Sheffield Business School Dr Rob Wilson said via BonusCodeBets: ”Wrexham could target Premier League players when they’re in League One, especially players that are nearing retirement, but it will come down to Profit and Sustainability Rules.

“In the same way that Ronaldo has moved to Saudi and the Saudi Pro League to try and boost the brand there, top-level Championship, lower-level Premier League players that are perhaps searching for that last contract that could benefit their profile, like Ben Foster.

“There’s absolutely an opportunity for those sorts of players to go in there whether they can deliver because it’s really competitive in those divisions.”

Wilson also compared the club to David Beckham’s Inter Miami, who have Lionel Messi on their books.

Wrexham secured their second promotion in successive seasons on Saturday (Getty)

Wrexham secured their second promotion in successive seasons on Saturday (Getty)

He continued: “Wrexham have a very similar story to Inter Miami. It’s different in terms of league and style of player but the story ostensibly is the same because they’re creating a narrative.

“At Inter Miami Beckham created the narrative as a shareholder and has brought in loads of household names led by Lionel Messi which started with Gonzalo Higuain.

“They have gone on to create a narrative that is gonna be really compelling, you would say the same about Wrexham.

“It’s a town on the up as a consequence of the football team, those narratives create interest which creates column inches, which creates finance, which creates sport and performance.”

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Topics: Wrexham, Football, Premier League, Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, Fan Reactions

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