As we regularly see in the worlds of hip-hop and basketball, many successful musicians wish they could be professional athletes, and the athletes wish they could rap or carry a tune. But most of the time, they can’t do both.
But, as Jay Z has proven, one way to get around that is by buying into a professional sports franchise. That’s what One Direction‘s Louis Tomlinson has reportedly done with the Doncaster Rovers Football Club in his hometown of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, the BBC reports.
The singer, who took to the pitch with the Rovers back in February, has reached an agreement to take over control of the team with a group of business partners, including former owner John Ryan.
It has to be a dream come true for Tomlinson, but he’s certainly got his work cut out for him. The team, who are coming off a dismal season — maybe explaining why they let a pop star play in a game — has been relegated to the third tier of the English Premiere League.