10/08/2012 04:48 BST

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Buys Pub Football Team

Louis Tomlinson may be looking to secure himself financially when his One Direction days are over but a recent investment may not see huge returns - he has bought his local pub football team.

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The boyband singer is following in the footsteps of fellow pop star Robbie Williams, who owns American soccer team L.A. Vale FC, but Louis may not see hefty profits from sky high sales of pricey match tickets.

However, the wise warbler didn't splash too much cash on The Three Horse Shoes team in Doncaster - the team's players only required a round of drinks and a new set of football kits.

A source told The Sun: "Before Louis auditioned on The X Factor he played for the local pub side with a few of his pals back in Donny. The team were struggling to get a new kit together for the new season, and it filtered back to Louis. He decided to put his hand in his pocket as long as he can be called the owner and get the odd game when One Direction's diary allows.

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"He has sorted a really smart set of Nike strips and has even arranged a sponsor - Yorkshire Tea. They will have the best kit in the league and no shortage of tasty brews at half time in the cold winter months."

The kind hearted star has also reportedly put in a request to local team Doncaster Rovers in a bid to get a couple of their professional trainers to hone the pub team's soccer skills to help them win some games.

What a nice chap!

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