Wrexham Football Club has made a significant signing with the addition of James McClean to their squad. The Welsh side has acquired the winger from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, and McClean has signed a one-year deal with the option for another year. This move is a major coup for Wrexham as they make their return to the English Football League.
McClean, who has earned 100 caps for the Republic of Ireland, has enjoyed a successful career playing at the top level of English football. Starting his career in Ireland, he joined Sunderland in 2011 before moving to Wigan in 2013. He then went on to play for West Brom in 2015, making over 100 appearances, and joined Stoke City in 2018. In 2021, he returned to Wigan before making the move to Wrexham.
In an interview with Wrexham’s official website, McClean expressed his excitement about joining the club and being part of their ambitious project. He stated, “The Club has ambitions to go even further, and I’m a very ambitious person. I’m someone who is driven, and I want to be a part of that journey.”
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson also expressed his satisfaction with the signing, highlighting McClean’s caliber and the positive impact he will have on the squad. With over 550 professional appearances and 69 goals to his name, McClean’s arrival will undoubtedly strengthen Wrexham’s chances of success this season.
McClean will join fellow EFL veterans Callum McFadzean and Ben Foster, the former Manchester United and England goalkeeper, at Wrexham. The team also boasts goal-machine Paul Mullin, and with these additions, they are well-positioned for a second-successive promotion after their 15-year stint in the National League.
In addition to the signing of McClean, Wrexham fans can also look forward to the new talkSPORT match center, which will provide up-to-date information on football fixtures, results, and standings. This resource will keep supporters informed about Premier League fixtures and tables, as well as all other fixtures and league tables.
Overall, Wrexham’s acquisition of James McClean is a significant move that demonstrates the club’s ambition and determination to succeed in the EFL. With a talented squad and strong additions like McClean, Wrexham is poised for an exciting season ahead.
Reynolds and McElhenney Mean Business as Wrexham Complete Blockbuster Deal
Wrexham Football Club have today completed the signing of former Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion player James McClean in a deal which sees Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney come in as part owners.
McClean will now complete the move to the Welsh side, in what will no doubt be one of the most high profile signings of the season.
The Hollywood duo, who are directors and executive producers of hit comedy ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ expressed their joy at the announcement of McClean joining Wrexham.
Reynolds and McElhenney said in a joint statement regarding the move: “We are excited to welcome James to the Wrexham AFC family. It’s players like James McClean that represent Wrexham’s unique tradition and history of ambitious play. It’s our job to help bring international success to the club and our broader Wrexham community.”
The pair announced the purchase of Wrexham F.C. back in September, which was unanimously approved by the board of Wrexham Supporters Trust.
Since then the duo have been exploring ways to invest in the club, and it appears that the acquisition of the Republic of Ireland international McClean is just the start of their ambitions.
The 31-year-old winger has made over 300 career appearances in England’s top 3 divisions, but now he will ply his trade in the National League, which is the fifth tier of English football.
McClean has expressed his excitement at joining Wrexham, and is looking forward to what lies ahead: “This is an exciting new chapter for me and my family and I can’t wait to get started. The ambition of Ryan and Rob has really got me excited and I’m looking forward to getting on the pitch and helping the team achieve the ambitions that they have for the club.”
It will certainly be a season to remember at Wrexham, and the club’s new high-profile owners are already making their mark in the transfer market.
Reynolds and McElhenney mean business as James McClean becomes the club’s first signing.