Louis Tomlinson breaks silence on failed Rovers takeover

Louis Tomlinson
Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson has broken his silence on his and John Ryan’s failed takeover attempt of Doncaster Rovers.

The One Direction star took to Twitter to express his disappointment at the collapse of the deal due to rejection by the Football League.

Ryan revealed the pair’s inability to provide proof of £5million cleared funding was the reason for the rejection.

However, initial news of the rejection came via a statement from the Tomlinson Ryan Trust, the crowdfunding project to raise funds for the club.

That statement claimed the project’s failure to reach its £2million target by today’s deadline meant Ryan would be unable to pass the Football League’s owners and directors test.

On Twitter, Tomlinson claimed he was ‘misled’ over how the crowdfunding would affect the takeover bid.

He tweeted: “I’m absolutely gutted the Doncaster Rovers deal is not going ahead. I am desperate for the club to be given the recognition it deserves :(.

“I was explicitly told that the deal to buy the club was not dependent on the money raised by Crowdfunding . Unfortunately I was misled.

“My passion for Doncaster Rovers remains as strong as ever, and I hope that I can still be involved with the club moving forward!

“And to all the Doncaster Rovers fans , I will do all in my power to help the club succeed. I really do love the club !