Louis Tomlinson's business partner says Rovers takeover is off

The takeover of Doncaster Rovers is off according to Louis Tomlinson's business partner. John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson have not passed the Football League's fit and proper person's test. The takeover was NOT dependant on the crowd-funding project.

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League requirements not met by Ryan/Tomlinson takeover bid

The Football League has responded to doubt raised over the takeover of Doncaster Rovers by Louis Tomlinson and John Ryan.

The pair's crowdsourcing bid to raise £2million failed yesterday and the TomlinsonRyan Trust said the shortfall brought the takeover into question.

In any club takeover it is a requirement for the prospective purchaser to provide a business plan and to demonstrate that the funding is in place to deliver on that plan. This is part of the League's ongoing efforts to ensure the financial sustainability of our clubs. In this case, this fundamental requirement has not yet been met. We are in close contact with the club and will continue our dialogue.

– Football League spokesman

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