One Direction Singer Louis Tomlinson In Talks About Takeover Of Doncaster
League One side Doncaster Rovers confirmed that One Direction star Louis Tomlinson "is in talks with the owners about a proposed takeover," according to Jenn Selby of the London INDEPENDENT. A spokesperson for the Doncaster Rovers owners confirmed that they "have been approached and dialogue has taken place with external parties about a proposed takeover." The spokesperson said, “At this stage the club is not in a position to comment further about the level and detail of those discussions but will do so as soon as it is legally possible." It was reported that the Doncaster-born singer and lifelong Rovers fan "will team up" with John Ryan, the former owner of the club before it was sold to the Keepmoat group, "to form a trust and take over the relegated side." Ryan "currently retains a quarter of the share of the team, but will apparently buy Rovers outright with Tomlinson through the trust." It is "thought that Tomlinson and Ryan will then act as co-chairmen." A source said, “He’s putting everything into it. This is his passion project -- and it will happen” (INDEPENDENT, 5/30).