Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney purchase Welsh club Wrexham

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are a step closer to completing their proposed takeover of Welsh football team Wrexham.

Members of the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), which owns the club, have voted in favour of the move, with more than 1800 members approving the purchase proposal.

Last week, the pair said their goal was to grow the club that plays in England's fifth tier and get it back into the English Football League (EFL), while also increasing attendances at an improved Racecourse Ground, which has a capacity of 10,000.

"As such - subject to final agreement, league and FA confirmation - the RR McReynolds Company, LLC will take 100 percent control of Wrexham Football Club Limited from the WST," the supporters' trust says.

"Both parties will now proceed with finalising the details of the takeover and we will update Wrexham supporters as soon as we can."

Wrexham were relegated from the EFL in 2008 and have never competed in the top flight of English football. They have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals three times.

Canadian Reynolds, famed for starring in superhero comedy Deadpool, and American actor McElhenney, creator and star of sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, first expressed interest in investing in the club in September.

They have made a big effort to charm supporters, promising several times in their mission statement last week to always beat their biggest rivals Chester.

Founded in 1864, Wrexham has been owned by its fans since 2011 and British media reported that the takeover could lead to about two million pounds (NZ$2.88 million) being invested in the club.

Wrexham are currently 14th in the National League.