Louis Tomlinson - Louis Tomlinson to buy football club

Subscribe To:

Louis Tomlinson is in talks to buy his hometown football club Doncaster Rovers.

The One Direction singer, 22, who is a life-long fan of the team and played for the reserves in February, is reportedly setting up a trust with former owner John Ryan and is bidding to become co-chairman to help the struggling club.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''This is his passion project - and it will happen. He's putting everything into it because of his love for the side.

''John is the business brains. He's incredibly experienced and Louis is learning so much from him.

''They want the deal to go through by July in time for the start of the new season. It's at an advanced stage.''

John, a multi-millionaire, already has a quarter share in the club and previously sold it to a group called Keepmoat but plans to become co-chairman with Louis, who would be the first pop star to own a football club since Elton John bought Watford in 1976.

Meanwhile, Louis, who was born in Doncaster in South Yorkshire, appeared in a controversial video this week appearing to smoke a joint with band mate Zayn Malik while on tour in Peru and he is reportedly worried the scandal could affect his chances of securing the club.

The source explained: ''The timing of the Peru video has really upset him because he doesn't want anything to jeopardise the deal, which is very commercially sensitive and worth a seven-figure sum.''

Louis drew an extra 2,000 fans to the Keepmoat Stadium when he played for the reserves and the Rovers hope the star could attract new investors after the team was relegated from the Championship to League One.

The insider added: ''He and John have very ambitious plans for the club. They want to get back to the Championship within a year, and into the Premiership within three years.''


Tags: Louis Tomlinson - One Direction - Zayn Malik

Subscribe To:

More Louis Tomlinson

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (2014) Video

Bob Geldof introduces the Band Aid 30 edition of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' which in 2014 focusses on the tragic Ebola epidemic in West...

One Direction And Danny DeVito Monkey Around On 'Steal My Girl' Set [Pictures]

We never thought we'd be going 'Awwwwww!' while looking at pictures of One Direction, but the hairy co-star of their forthcoming new music video 'Steal...

One Direction's Drug Scandal: Is Smoking Marijuana Considered Shocking Anymore?

Being caught with a joint is really nothing new in the world of pop, especially amongst those aggressively seeking a change of image that will...

How *That* Video Will Damage One Direction's Popularity

It’s the leaked video that everyone’s been talking about, but will JointGate damage One Direction’s pristine reputation? The boys have carved out a pretty clean...


A New Direction For Louis Tomlinson, Is The Singer About To Buy Doncaster Rovers Football Club?

It has certainly been a busy week for One Direction star Louis Tomlinson. As the storm over ‘that’ leaked video continues, it appears the singer...

First Weed, Now Racial Slurs: Louis Tomlinson In Hot Water Over N-Word Use

Louis Tomlinson of One Direction has come under fire for not only sharing a marijuana joint with fellow band member Zayn Malik but also using...

JLS Say Goodbye To Fans At Their Final Live Show [Photos]

JLS announced this year that they were to separate and head out on their own separate ventures, announcing their last ever run of performances along...

One Direction Booed At French Music Awards

One Direction were booed as they took to the stage at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, last week (14 Dec.). The British boy...



Louis Tomlinson Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Louis Tomlinson

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All