Wrexham's frustrating transfer window: Why are the newly-promoted Red Dragons struggling to make summer signings?

Wrexham split Alfie May Phil Parkinson Ryan ReynoldsGetty Images

Ever since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham in 2021, they have disrupted the lower-league transfer market. The wages and potential silverware on offer in north Wales has convinced a spate of players to drop down a division or two to join the Hollywood pair's exciting project.

Paul Mullin infamously turned down a shot at League One football with Cambridge United to become Wrexham's talisman in 2021. His example has been followed by a host of others since, with Elliot Lee, Ben Tozer and Ollie Palmer among those who have turned down offers from higher divisions before rocking up at the SToK Racecourse.

After Wrexham secured their return to the Football League in May, many were expecting business as usual in the summer transfer window. Former Championship, and even Premier League players, have been continually linked with the Dragons in recent weeks, but as of yet the club has not got a single deal over the line.

Article continues below

It's a surprising turn of events, considering how active they have been in their recruitment under Phil Parkinson. But is there any reason to be concerned? GOAL takes a closer look at what is keeping the transfer floodgates bolted in Wrexham this summer...