One Direction star buys hometown club

AFP| Updated: Jun 19, 2014, 16:28 PM IST

Brasilia: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has completed a takeover of English football club Doncaster Rovers, a spokesman for his co-owner said Thursday.

Tomlinson, 22, is a lifelong fan of his hometown club, which plays in England`s third flight, and turned out for their reserves in February, which he described as a "childhood dream."

Now the boyband sensation has gone a step further by taking control of the northern English team alongside businessman John Ryan.

"It`s done, the takeover is complete," Ryan`s spokesman said, adding that more details would be revealed at a press conference later Thursday.

One Direction became global superstars after competing in television talent show "The X-Factor" in 2010.

They have sold 35 million records worldwide, with hit singles including "Best Song Ever" and "What Makes You Beautiful".