In demand former Tranmere striker, Paul Mullin, has caused a stir by signing for National League promotion hopefuls Wrexham on a long-term deal.

The 26-year-old hitman plundered 32 goals for Cambridge United last season, helping the Us secure automatic promotion to League One in the process.

But when United - who named one of the stands at their stadium after Mullin - offered him a new contract, he turned it down and was expected to join another League One club with bigger ambitions and resources.

Instead, the Litherland-born forward has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with non-league Wrexham and in doing so, moved down a division instead of moving up one.

The North Wales club was bought by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney in February this year.

It is understood that the pair phoned Mullin personally to help secure the services of the winner of last year's League Two Golden Boot.