One Direction star Louis Tomlinson buys hometown football club Doncaster Rovers

LONDON (AFP) - One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has completed a takeover of English football club Doncaster Rovers, a spokesman for his co-owner said on 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 on 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.

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