Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham CONFIRM signing of former Premier League star
- Wrexham have confirmed the signing of a Republic of Ireland international
- Their only summer signing was defender Will Boyle from Huddersfield
- Welsh side will open League Two season when they host MK Dons on Saturday
Wrexham have confirmed the signing of Republic of Ireland international James McClean for an undisclosed fee from Wigan.
Owned by Hollywood pair Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the Welsh side have been preparing for their return to the Football League this summer.
Their only summer signings had been defender Will Boyle but the experienced McClean is the latest player to come through the doors at the Racecourse Ground after signing a one-year deal with the option of an extension.
On signing, McClean said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Wrexham. It’s a project that is very exciting and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.
‘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 have confirmed the signing of Republic of Ireland international James McClean
McClean played all 46 games for Wigan in the Championship last season as they got relegated
Owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have set their sights on another promotion
Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson said: ‘I’m really pleased with the signing of someone with the calibre of James. ‘As I said in the summer, it’s about being patient and getting the players in who can be strong additions to our squad moving forward.
McClean played all 46 games for Wigan in the Championship last season but was unable to help them avoid relegation.
Despite their demotion, he was a fan-favourite due to his passions and intensity. He won Wigan’s Player of The Year award before singing a new one-year deal in May.
McClean will bring experience to Wrexham having previously played for Sunderland and West Brom in the Premier League.
The 34-year-old is still also part of the Irish set-up and earned his 100th cap in the 3-0 win over Gibraltar during the June international break.
Wrexham will open their League Two campaign when they host MK Dons on Saturday.