Simon Cowell congratulates Zayn Malik on solo deal

Music mogul Simon Cowell has congratulated former One Direction star Zayn Malik for signing a solo record deal with RCA Records, saying the label is "perfect" for his career.

Simon Cowell congratulates Zayn Malik on solo deal
Zayn Malik.

London: Music mogul Simon Cowell has congratulated former One Direction star Zayn Malik for signing a solo record deal with RCA Records, saying the label is "perfect" for his career.

Malik, 22, broke the news he had signed a deal with the label on Twitter and now the Syco label owner has shared his words of support for his ex-client, reported Female First.

Cowell, 55, revealed he had "been working on this (deal) for a while" for the star.

"We have been working on this for a while and I am pleased to say congratulations to @Zaynmalik on signing with @RCARecords," he wrote on Twitter (sic)."

The 55-year-old label boss went on to compliment the new partnership, as he feels "they (RCA) are the perfect label for Zayn's solo career" and "whatever they release together will be special".

His next Twitter post read, "I believe they are the perfect label for @ZaynMalik's solo career and I am sure whatever they release together will be special(sic)."