Doncaster RLFC takeover aborted

Aaron Bower
By Aaron Bower July 18, 2014 12:49

Doncaster RLFC takeover aborted

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson’s proposed takeover of football side Doncaster Rovers – and Doncaster Rugby League – has been aborted, after former Rovers chairman John Ryan told the media the deal is off.

The deal was thought to have been completed last month, with the club initially saying at the time: “We are pleased to announce that former Doncaster Rovers owner John Ryan and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson have signed heads of terms to become the new owners of Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster RLFC and the Foundation.

“This takeover is a positive step for all involved with Club Doncaster and everyone involved is excited about the next chapter of the organisation.”

However, Ryan said the deal has now collapsed due to a lack of Football League approval, refuting claims the deal had hit the rocks down to a crowd-funding initiative. That means any deal to also take over the Rugby League side has also fallen by the wayside.

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Aaron Bower
By Aaron Bower July 18, 2014 12:49

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