Ryan Reynolds, co-owner of Wrexham AFC, has refuted claims suggesting discussions about the club playing a League One fixture in the United States have occurred. Earlier reports indicated that Birmingham City, also owned by North American interests, had sought permission from the English Football League (EFL) for such a match-up, which was reportedly denied.

These reports sparked backlash from Wrexham supporters, who expressed concerns that such a move would contradict the principles outlined by Reynolds and his fellow co-owner, Rob McElhenney, upon acquiring the club.

Responding to these concerns, Reynolds addressed a fan’s comment on X, stating, “I agree. And that’s why there have been no talks.” Sources close to the EFL have indicated they are unaware of any formal proposal on this matter, while Birmingham City has not yet provided comment. The fixtures for the 2024-25 EFL season are set to be announced on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, Fifa is currently reviewing regulations concerning the hosting of domestic matches overseas. La Liga has expressed renewed interest in staging games in the USA, but Premier League CEO Richard Masters clarified in April that there are no current plans for such initiatives. However, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has voiced determination to organize a Premier League fixture in New York.