Read to find out how much the Wrexham striker earns and why he joined the club!
After Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the Wrexham Association Football Club, there has been a great deal of excitement in the football world. The new ownership has brought renewed hope and optimism to the Welsh club, leaving fans curious about what the future holds.
Among the players who have captured attention since the takeover is Paul Mullin, who signed up for the 2022/23 National League season. How much does he earn and what is his reason for joining the club?
An unexpected beginning
The takeover was an unexpected result of events that began with an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia during the show's 13th season in 2018. The episode featured a contemporary dance sequence that McElhenney had spent seven months training for, lifting weights, and rehearsing to perfect.
Ryan Reynolds took notice of the performance and reached out to McElhenney, who in turn initiated a discussion about a potential sports project collaboration, and this eventually led to the takeover.
Rob had done a sequence on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' that I just thought, pound for pound, was one of the most beautiful three minutes I'd ever seen, on this show that he'd obviously created and worked on for so many years.
So I just let him know. We kind of became friends, like text friends. We never actually met or anything like that. So then one day Rob sends me an email that outlines his plan to buy a lower-league club and grow it into something more resembling a global force. I just saw the path that he laid out, the phosphorescence in the water so to speak, and I was in. I just thought it was so unexpected and so interesting and I love building businesses and this is a business.
The reason for joining Wrexham
Cambridge United enjoyed the fruits of Mullin's success as the exceptional striker netted 30 goals across all competitions in 2022. Not only did he earn Wrexham's Player of the Season accolade, but he also clinched the coveted National League Player of the Season award.
For personal reasons, Mullin made the decision to sign with Wrexham, citing his desire to be closer to his family and return to his homeland as motivating factors. Despite his impressive track record and successful stint at Cambridge United, Mullin's choice to join Wrexham and drop down a league was met with controversy.
What is Mullin's net worth?
Mullin has been reported to earn a handsome £4,500 weekly, equivalent to an annual income of £234,000, which is an outstanding sum for a non-league footballer. As the highest earner in the national league, he ranks among the division's top-paid players.
It's worth noting that despite his impressive credentials, Wrexham acquired Mullin's services from Cambridge United at no cost. Mullin's decision to transfer to Wrexham was, as previously mentioned, influenced by his personal life, as he aimed to be closer to his family.