Louis Tomlinson is the fifth and final member of One Direction to launch a solo career.

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

The 24-year-old heartthrob has finally decided to follow in the footsteps of his band mates - Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne - and previous member Zayn Malik as Simon Cowell's Syco label have reportedly heard some of his songs and are keen to work with him.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Louis is a brilliant songwriter and had not initially planned his own solo career.

"But he's been back in the studio and has been working on some really amazing music.

"He's played some to the powers that be at syco, who are really excited.

"They think he could be a real success as a solo artist, given his proven ability to write hit records and massive fanbase as part of 1D."

The 'History' hitmaker would be the only member of the group to stay with the 57-year-old music mogul's label should a deal come about as some of the others chose to ditch him for major deals including Liam Payne's signing with Capitol Records.

Despite each member heading off in their own direction, Niall recently assured fans that they will be reuniting.

He said: "At the moment we are all doing our own thing. Everyone is just enjoying just how chilled it is.

"Harry wanted do is his movie and everyone is just chilling. I don't think anyone needs to worry about us we are fine.

"We will be back. We would be silly not to ... ridiculous."

It isn't the first time the 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer has hinted at the return of One Direction either, as he previously stated there would be "plenty more" material from the boy band.

He said: "There's going to be plenty more One Direction shows, that's a guarantee so it's not a case of one more show. There's definitely more than one more 1D show coming up, that's a fact."