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One Direction Singer Seeks Elton's Advice After Buying a Soccer Club

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 Louis Tomlinson wants advice from Sir Elton after buying his hometown soccer club, the Doncaster Rovers.

The One Direction star, who has gone into business with former chairman John Ryan, admits he needs to ''mature a little bit'' and is looking to speak to Elton, who became chairman of Watford FC in 1976, to get tips on his new role.

Louis told The Sun: ''I had thought about seeking his advice - but how on earth do you get in touch with Elton John? I don't know. Hopefully this will send the message out!''

The 22-year-old  feels he'll need to start acting ''dead serious'' and stop being childish, after he was filmed apparently smoking a marijuana-laced cigarette in Peru with bandmate Zayn Malik recently.

He said: ''I can't be a big kid any more or play pranks. I am absolutely going to be very involved in the club.

''I will be committing a lot of time to it. I've said that I want to be across absolutely everything.

''I'll definitely be going to board meetings, which is ridiculous, but I guess I am a businessman now.''

The performer asked fellow bandmates Zayn, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne for their blessing before buying the club and dreams of the League One side getting to the Premier League.

Louis recalled: ''I said, 'Look boys, I'm going to do this. Do any of you have a problem with it?' All the boys were super-supportive - especially Niall, who is very, very excited.''

But he acknowledged there would be a few eyebrows raised about his new venture.

Tomlinson and Ryan have launched a crowdfunding campaign on www.crowdfunder.co.uk/trust, hoping to attract £2 million to support their ambitions for the team.

The former explained: "For me, this is all about the football, the community and restoring the excitement and desire to making Doncaster Rovers the most exciting club to play for in Yorkshire.

"I want to see the Doncaster Rovers supporters get the club the success it deserves. I grew up in Doncaster and have felt the love for football run through the town, it's for that reason that I have a real personal passion to make Doncaster Rovers a success story.

"This is a big step which I believe will open up opportunities to provide a very, very exciting future for the club and its supporters."