One Direction's Niall Horan signs solo contract with Universal?

He's also recruited Adele's songwriter, appaz​

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Rumour has it Niall Horan is the latest member of One Direction who hopes to launch a solo career, after reportedly signing a big bucks contract with Universal - and snubbing Simon Cowell's Syco in the process.

Right so you know how Liam Payne has officially signed to Capitol Records and everyone reckons Harry Styles has a secret solo contract with Sony under wraps? Well it looks like Niall Horan fancies getting involved in this singing lark, too.

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As much as we're always gonna be 1D af forever and ever amen, all this solo stuff does seem pretty exciting.

Speaking to The Daily Star about Nialler's solo career, a source explained how he had signed "a mega solo album deal" with Universal Records, before adding: "This will come as a real blow to Cowell who has been talking to Niall for months, wanting him to sign a deal with his label Syco.

"He made a number of big money offers to try and persuade Niall to sign up but, in the end, Universal came in and put even more money on the table.

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"They're chuffed to have got one over on Cowell and have taken one of 1D. Universal said they would pay Niall whatever it took", the source continued. "They heard his solo music and they all think it's got good potential.'

"Cowell will be unhappy about it. But Niall's thrilled. He's been telling pals he is really excited about his new music and this solo deal. It's anyone's guess where this decision leaves One Direction now."

Right mate now you listen here: if you think Niall having a solo project on the side means he's no longer a member of One Direction, you've got another thing coming. That's all we're saying on the matter. Over and out.

A source at The Sun on Sunday also reported that Niall has recruited Adele's singer and songwriter Greg Kurstin to help with his solo stuff, adding: "Niall wrote with One Direction but he's got a real talent, and the bosses are hoping to make the most of that by teaming him up with some brilliant people.

"He wants to move away from boyband stuff and show what he can do, and he's being doing some great work with Greg, among others.

"There was a worry at first that because he came from a manufactured band, he wouldn't be taken seriously.But people are queuing around the block to record with him. It's early days, but this record looks like it could really be something special."

Fans quickly trended #WeAreReadyForSoloNiall to show their support, we've been listening to 'You & I' all afternoon and Niall Horanzo has probably been celebrating at the buffet table. The end.

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