Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney now have company, but it doesn’t seem they mind at all.
It was announced early Thursday morning that fellow A-lister, Tom Brady, had added a minority stake in the EFL Championship team Birmingham City to his ever-growing portfolio.
And ahead of Wrexham’s first game of the season on Saturday, Reynolds and McElhenney were asked by Sky Sports News about Brady’s soccer arrival.
‘I know Tom a little bit and I don’t think you need to know him to know he has the spirit of a lion and a competitor in every way, shape and form,’ Reynolds said. ‘Whatever he has cooked up for Birmingham, he is going to bring it. Come on in, the water is warm!’
McElhenney was then asked if he had any advice for seven-time Super Bowl winner Brady and he had his own amusing reply.
‘I would never give Tom Brady words of wisdom over professional sports. But Tom, if you have any advice for us, you could send it our way!’.
It comes after a source close to Brady exclusively told DailyMail.Com: ‘He has seen what Ryan Reynolds did with Wrexham and is doing with Wrexham and he wants a piece of that for himself,’ the source close to Brady said.
‘He is going to fully support [Birmingham] in his time as part owner, he is all in and will do anything to see it work out.’
‘Tom was going to invest in a soccer club and be a part of ownership at some point, and Birmingham City was at the right place at the right time for Tom to add to his portfolio of business acquisitions now that he is retired and has a lot more time on his hands to focus on all of that.’
The 46-year-old will chair the advisory board and assist the club by bringing his knowledge and expertise regarding human performance to St. Andrew’s.
Under the ownership of Reynolds and McElhenney, Wrexham have soared and today end their 15-year exile from England’s top four tiers. The duo are eyeing a promotion from League Two in their first season.
They have also helped Wrexham claim global spotlight through a Netflix series as well as their regular promotion of the team across the United States and beyond.
Brady will be hoping for similar success from the second city club, who play Swansea in its opening championship game Saturday.
The seven-time Super Bowl champ retired from the NFL at the end of the 2022 season and has since continued to grow his off-field ventures. This includes his own clothing brand and investments in various sports franchises.
Brady already owns a minority stake in the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. He also had plans to buy into the NFL’s Raiders as well, until the league’s new rule blocking equity distribution to employees put that deal in jeopardy.