Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC for as little as £2 million back in 2020. Via sportingnews.com/Getty Images

SEATTLE - The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves a crossover. And it seems like Ryan Reynolds, part of that world as Deadpool, is looking to expand the concept to other areas of his life. According to a report from Variety, the Wrexham AFC co-owner and his partner Rob McElhenney are poised to enter Mexico's Liga MX world through an investment in the Aguascalientes-based team Necaxa.

Reynolds and McElhenney will work alongside fellow investors Eva Longoria, Al Tylis and Sam Porter to enhance Necaxa's standing "and grow its profile in international sports circles," the report said. .

Ever since their arrival, Wrexham have become a powerhouse inside and outside the pitch, achieving back-to-back promotions in the English soccer pyramid as well as a successful docuseries that has won multiple Emmy awards, including best unstructured reality program.

It's been reported that Longoria played a key role in bringing her fellow Hollywood stars into Liga MX, as she already owns a stake at the Liga MX club.

Longoria, alongside Tylis and Porter, purchased a stake of about 50% in 2021. Other investors such as Mesut Özil, Kate Upton, Odell Beckham Jr. and Justin Verlander have also joined the venture since.

According to the report from Variety, the size of the stake purchased by Reynolds and McElhenney is unclear, but it's believed to be of "significant size" according to a source close to the deal.

Although things are still fresh, speculation about a potential Necaxa docuseries became the prime topic of discussion. With TV deals still needed to be agreed, talks about a "Welcome to Necaxa" series are still premature.

Necaxa has been a staple in Mexican soccer culture for more than 100 years. After the team's most successful period in the late 1990s, the club was relocated to the state of Aguascalientes in 2003 due to poor attendance numbers and fans gradually losing interest in the team.

After spending five years in Mexico's second-tier, Necaxa was promoted back to Liga MX in 2016 and hasn't been relegated since.

With the addition of a star-studded team of investors, Necaxa fans will hope that the new minority owners can return the old glory days to the three-time Mexican league champions. After all, Reynolds and McElhenney have had huge success doing exactly the same thing for Wrexham AFC. Next season, Wrexham will play in League Two, the third-tier in English soccer, for the first time since 2008.

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