Written by Sarah Iasiello, June 1, 2016

Niall Horan is heading in a different direction!

It’s been widely reported that the 22-year-old One Direction singer has been in negotiations with the band’s label, Syco, with the teen pin-up’s first single expected to be released next year.

A source told The Sun: “He has the songwriting and music talent, good looks and cheeky Irish personality which made him a favourite in the States. A deal with Syco is going to be signed in the coming weeks and Niall is already back in the studio writing.”

The source also reports that Niall’s bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are all keeping busy with their own projects, putting the future of the band in jeopardy. OH NO!!!!

Songwriting royalty Wayne Hector told the Daily Star that he and Niall have also been working together. “We are writing together but he wants to do it for himself and not other people at the moment. We have no idea where we’ll end up,” he said.

Louis, 24, reportedly left the band’s management company to focus on producing and presenting. Harry, 22, is currently filming Dunkirk but it’s been claimed that he’s planning his own solo material, while Liam, 22, is considering his options.

UH OH…It looks like the One Direction hiatus could turn into a break-up, literally shattering fans hearts everywhere!

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell, who put the band together on The X Factor, also recently admitted in a Billboard Magazine interview that he’s unsure if the group will ever get back together. “In a weird way, I don’t want to know. I don’t think they’ve had enough time to experience what it’s like not being in the group to really answer that.”

Stay tuned!

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