One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson once worked as a waiter at Doncaster Rovers, the club he has today taken over with John Ryan.
He talks about the remarkable transition:
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has completed a takeover of the club with businessman and former Director John Ryan.
Tomlinson, who made an appearance for the club's reserves last season, said he jumped at the chance to be involved in the club he has always supported:
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is expected to complete the takeover his hometown club Doncaster Rovers today along with John Ryan.
The pop star tweeted this afternoon that he had "got some news" today.
John Ryan, who is on the verge of completing the takeover of Doncaster Rovers with Louis Tomlinson, says the pop star is like a younger version of himself.
Ryan, who had a previous spell at the club's helm for 15 years, ending in November, says the two of them can bring a "healthy future" for the club:
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ITV Calendar understands a press conference will be held on Thursday afternoon to formally announce the deal.
According to sources, One Direction singer, Louis Tomlinson, along with former owner John Ryan, have reached an agreement to purchase the club, although the formalities of the deal will not be confirmed until July.
ITV Calendar understands that a deal for One Direction singer, Louis Tomlinson, to buy Doncaster Rovers has been completed.
According to sources, Tomlinson, along with former owner John Ryan, have reached an agreement to purchase the club, although the formalities of the deal will not be confirmed until July.
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Doncaster Rovers have confirmed they are discussing "a proposed takeover" after reports One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is involved in a joint bid to buy the club.
The singer is a devoted Rovers fan, and made his professional football debut for the team's reserves earlier this year which attracted thousands of young fans to the game.
In a statement, the club said: "Following reports in the media, the owners of Doncaster Rovers can confirm that they have been approached and dialogue has taken place with external parties about a proposed takeover."
The club added: "The owners are looking to ensure a swift resolution to the discussions to ensure that this does not impact adversely on the summer transfer activity.
"Any decision made by the current owners will focus on for what is best for Doncaster Rovers in both the short and long term."
Searches for One Direction tickets on Viagogo have rocketed by 287% amid a surge in cut-price resale listings after a video was leaked showing the band's Zahn Malik appearing to smoke cannabis.
The ticket marketplace site said 1D listings had risen by 79% in the last 24 hours as fans and parents looked to resell their tickets to see the boyband in concert.
Tickets are being offloaded for as low as £15, more than half their face value, which Viagogo said follows a similar pattern after other pop acts made negative headlines.
Ticket listings for Miley Cyrus shows increased by 86% early this month after "a run of controversial headlines and provocative behaviour", a Viagogo spokesperson said, while sales of Justin Bieber tickets declined last year after reports emerged claiming the star had visited a Brazilian brothel.