Robbie Williams eyeing football club purchase and wants documentary like Wrexham and Ryan Reynolds

Robbie Williams eyeing football club purchase and wants documentary like Wrexham and Ryan Reynolds

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 31/01/2024

- 10:09

Updated: 31/01/2024

- 11:15

The Take That star is being backed by a consortium

Robbie Williams is looking to buy Port Vale after being named as club president over the weekend, according to reports.

The Take That star has long been a fan of the League One side, who currently sit 20th in the table after 26 matches.

According to The Sun, the 49-year-old has been backed by a consortium to take over Port Vale.

And Williams is said to be targeting a documentary similar to the 'Welcome to Wrexham' series that has drawn in a big number of viewers on Disney+.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams is interested in buying Port Vale


A source is quoted as saying: “It’s really early days, but Robbie’s been formally approached to see if he’s interested in fronting a bid.

"Port Vale remains one of his greatest loves, and it’s always been a dream to be more involved.

"He’s had a couple of meetings, and his backers are incredibly excited.

“They feel Robbie would add the star quality, and make Port Vale a major player.

“Seeing what Ryan and Rob have done with Wrexham — the increased footfall, merchandise sales and general profile build — is inspiring.

"Port Vale fans love Robbie and, on paper, it’s a match made in heaven.”

Williams previously played for Port Vale in a 2001 testimonial and has also helped to design their shirts.

He also founded a team called Los Angeles Vale in 2005, too.

Williams, after being named president of the club over the weekend, posed in the club's colours.

And he reacted to the honour by saying: “My life is bizarre and wonderful and has taken many turns and twists and to find myself from the Railway Paddock to be ‘El Presidente’ is pretty special.

"It feels as though I need to be doing more in and around this place.”

Williams has good relationships with the likes of Sir Elton John and David Beckham, who have experience of what it's like being in charge of football clubs.

Elton was previously chairman of Watford, while Beckham is currently the co-owner of MLS outfit Inter Miami.

Meanwhile, back in November, Williams confessed he wanted to buy a football club - and also opened up on his own brief career in football.

“I was a left back. I was never good enough to be a pro but there was a longing to be something," he said.


Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has long been a huge fan of Port Vale


“But since middle age I know I’ve got the best job in the world.

"I’ve done Milan’s San Siro stadium where they’re all looking at me and every song I sing, I’m scoring a goal.”

The 49-year-old also praised Reynolds and added: “The Ryan Reynolds thing is intoxicating. It’s a beautiful story. "It’s fascinating. It’s a fairytale.

“I’d like to be involved in something like that.

Ryan Reynolds

Robbie Williams wants a documentary like Wrexham and Ryan Reynolds if he buys Port Vale


"My big love in football is Port Vale, a very small team in the UK, so somewhere down the line I’ll have something to do with it.”

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