Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham shock fans with ‘best news ever’ at midnight on New Year’s Eve as they make double announcement

WREXHAM kicked off 2024 in style as stars Paul Mullin and Elliot Lee signed new contracts.

The Hollywood-owned Welsh club announced the three-and-a-half year deals just moments after the New Year celebrations got into full swing.

Paul Mullin has signed new deal with Wrexham


Paul Mullin has signed new deal with WrexhamCredit: Alamy
Elliot Lee has also extended his stay at the Racecourse


Elliot Lee has also extended his stay at the RacecourseCredit: Getty

Striker Mullin, 29, has scored 89 goals in 116 games for the Red Dragons, with A-list co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney at the helm, in all competitions since joining in 2021.

Lee, son of ex-England and Newcastle midfielder Rob, is Wrexham’s top scorer this term with 13 in 29 matches.

Mullin said: “I’m unbelievably happy and grateful to extend my stay at Wrexham. Since signing for the Club, I’ve loved every single second. It’s not just become my Club, but my whole family also.

“The chance to perform in front of the support we receive is something you long for as a child. Here’s to creating more memories to last a lifetime – up the town!”

Ex-West Ham midfielder Lee, who moved to Wrexham from Luton in 2022.

Lee, 29, said: “It means a lot. When I signed there were high expectations but not I even saw just how well it was going to go. I’m delighted to be extending my stay with Wrexham.

“It’s a special feeling playing for the Club. Growing up, it was Newcastle and West Ham I had an affinity too and wanted to play for, but I feel I have that now with Wrexham.

“To represent the team, the badge and the people of Wrexham is a special feeling – I love playing for the club.”


Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson hailed the news and added: “We’re delighted we’ve agreed deals with Paul and Elliot. They are two really key players for the club moving forward.

“There’s always a lot of talk going into a transfer window, but the most important thing is to keep hold of your best players – they are two very important signings for us, and we’re very pleased to have agreed deals with them.”

Fans are are just as delighted as the Red Dragons manager too with one describing the announcement as the “best news ever” on social media.

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