Phil Taylor open to investing in EFL membership with Robbie Williams ‘if he asks me’

Darts GOAT Phil Taylor says he could be open to investing in Port Vale with popstar pal Robbie Williams.

The Take That idol is reportedly concerned about ploughing money into his beloved Vale, who at present play in League One. Williams says he has been impressed by the influence Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have had since shopping for Wrexham, with the Welsh membership successful the National League final season and now difficult for an additional promotion.

“The Ryan Reynolds thing is intoxicating,” he stated through The Sun. “It’s a beautiful story. It’s fascinating. It’s a fairytale. I’d like to be involved in something like that. My big love in football is Port Vale, a very small team in the UK, so somewhere down the line, I’ll have something to do with it.”

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Fellow Vale fan Taylor, who has simply introduced he’ll absolutely retire from darts in 2024, has been quizzed on a possible link-up with Williams at Vale Park and says he would think about it.

“Would I invest in Port Vale? I don’t know. I’m friends with Robbie, but he’s never mentioned anything to me,” he advised talkSPORT this morning (Wednesday). “But if he requested me, I’d in all probability think about it, yeah. I would even get a sport with my dodgy hip!

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Robbie Williams with DJ Zane Lowe at Port Vale’s Vale Park stadium in 2022

“I only lived about half a mile from the ground as a boy. My dad was a fan and he used to lift me over the turnstiles because he couldn’t afford to pay.”

Surprisingly, Taylor admitted he additionally roots for Vale’s arch-rivals, Stoke City, as nicely. He stated: “I do look at the Stoke results and like them to win. I want the whole Stoke crew and Vale to win if they can. I have a little bet on them each Saturday, but I never get paid out very often.”

Phil Taylor, who will retire from darts subsequent 12 months, is an enormous Port Vale fan

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Taylor, who stepped away from the PDC darts after shedding within the last of the 2018 World Championship, has been taking part in on the World Seniors Tour in current instances, however subsequent 12 months will likely be his final on the circuit.

The 16-time world champion stated: “I’ll always love performing to the best of my ability, but time waits for no man and I know now is the right time to step away from the Tour. It’s been an unbelievable journey over the past 35 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.”