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Snoop Dogg and Ryan Reynolds are 'attempting to buy the exact same sports team'

Snoop Dogg and Ryan Reynolds are 'attempting to buy the exact same sports team'

Snoop Dogg looks to be in a bidding war with Ryan Reynolds

Snoop Dogg and Ryan Reynolds are going head-to-head in what's being reported as a bidding war for a national sports team.

After the Deadpool star proved that his 2020 acquisition of Wrexham AFC was a genuine one with the side's recent promotion, it suggests that celebrity ownership isn't just for show.

Actor Rob McElhenney joined forces with Reynolds to help restore the Red Dragons to the Football League after a 15-year absence.

The heart-warming Disney+ documentary, Welcome to Wrexham showcased the intent to transform the once struggling club.

So the rumours of Reynolds wanting to purchase another squad does makes a lot of sense.

Reports suggest that he is now looking to buy a hockey team in his native Canada.

Actor Rob McElhenney joined forces with Reynolds to help restore the Red Dragons to the Football League after a 15-year absence.
PA

Local newspaper, the Ottawa Sun, claims that real estate company, The Remington Group, are looking to purchase the Ottawa Senators, along with Reynolds.

While the actor has yet to comment on the acquisition, it’s thought that the current owners, the Melnyk family, are seeking up to $1 billion (£795 million) for the team.

Bidders will have until 15 May to make a final offer on the National Hockey League side.

The actor bought Wrexham FC in 2020 with Rob McElhenney.
TikTok/Rob McElhenney

However, the plot-twist comes after Snoop Dogg seemingly confirmed his interest on Instagram.

The rap legend screenshot an article which read: "Snoop Dogg has joined a bid to purchase the Ottawa Senators."

He captioned the pic by writing: "Boss Moves."

The Athletic reported that Snoop has aligned himself with the bid fronted by Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Neko Sparks.

“He’s passionately involved. He’s coming up with ideas. And he’s legitimately excited,” a source told the publication.

“He wants this team.”

Sources report that the Sparks group are not scared of the potential final sale price eclipsing $1billion.

Snoop Dogg seemingly confirmed his interest on Instagram.
Instagram/@snoopdogg

“He’s passionate about trying to make this game affordable for visible minorities and kids in low-income areas who haven’t been able to play hockey in the past,” the source added.

“He wants to be community oriented.”

Reports claim that Snoop would adopt a similar template he used to launch the Snoop Football League in 2005, where the league’s mandate is to 'provide youth, regardless of race, colour, creed, or economic background the chance to learn the values of character, integrity, discipline, and team work through football and cheer'.

Rumours of the Sparks group's involvement initially began in January as a source told the publication: “One of the major partners is a major force in the music industry. He has worked with everybody from Jay Z to The Weeknd to Drake.

“They have relationships with individuals with high visibility that can be ambassadors for the team.”

LADbible has contacted the representatives for Snoop Dogg and Ryan Reynolds for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for FX/Shutterstock

Topics: Snoop Dogg, Celebrity, Ryan Reynolds, Sport