Hollywood celebrity and current Wrexham A.F.C joint-owner Ryan Reynolds has sent a message to former Everton and Liverpool prospect Paul Mullin who signed for the Welsh side on Friday afternoon.

Mullin became a household name in the lower divisions of the English Football League last season as he claimed League Two's top scorer title after he produced 32-goals for Cambridge United.

And after attracting interest from a number of established Football League clubs, the 26-year-old decided to head to the National League as he penned a contract with Wrexham.

Upon signing on a deal with the National League side, Mullin received a message from his new owners via social media.

It's been anything but a straightforward journey for the Litherland-born forward, having been at both Everton and Liverpool academies as well as a spell in Spain.

Speaking to the ECHO in an exclusive interview last November, Mullin spoke about the hardships of his career to date.

"I left Liverpool and went to Racing Santander, who were in La Liga at the time."

"I went in for a trial in the March," Mullin says. "They wanted me to go back and sign and by the time I got there they were in administration. It was back home to the drawing board.

"It was hard but it was just one of those things."

Having climbed his way back into the professional game after a spell in the English non-league system, the move to an ambitious National League side is the newest chapter in a heart-warming story.

Wrexham have shown they mean business in the upcoming National League season, having missed out on the play-offs on the final day of the season last campaign.

Following the £2million investment from Hollywood stars Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the proposition of being involved with Wrexham's project over the coming years would be enough to tempt any Football League star.