Actors Want to Buy a Football Club – level 3

30-09-2020 07:00

Two major Hollywood stars are interested in investing in a non-league Welsh football club.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are said to be in talks to take over Wrexham AFC. The club, formed in 1864, is the third oldest professional football team in the world, and their pitch, the Racecourse Ground, is the oldest international football ground still in use.

The actors put forward their vision for the club to members at a special general meeting. A consortium of fan-owners voted overwhelmingly in favor for talks to proceed.

This is not the first time when Hollywood stars have dabbled in Welsh football ownership. In 2016, the US star Mindy Kaling purchased controlling stake in Swansea City.

Difficult words: consortium (a group of people or firms who have agreed to cooperate with each other), dabble (to take part in an activity in a casual or not very serious way), controlling stake (when someone owns a bigger part of a company than anybody else, and it gives him the right to control it).

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