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Simon Cowell congratulates Zayn Malik on solo deal

Simon Cowell congratulates Zayn Malik on solo deal

Simon Cowell has congratulated Zayn Malik on his new solo record deal with RCA.

The former One Direction star broke the news he had signed a deal with the label on Twitter and now the Syco label owner has shared his words of support for his ex-client.

The music mogul revealed he had "been working on this [deal] for a while" for the star.

On Wednesday (29.07.15) Simon wrote: "We have been working on this for a while and I am pleased to say congratulations to @Zaynmalik on signing with @RCARecords," he wrote on Twitter (sic)."

The 55-year-old label boss went on to compliment the new partnership, as he feels "they [RCA] are the perfect label for Zayn's solo career" and "whatever they release together will be special".

His next Twitter post read: "I believe they are the perfect label for @ZaynMalik's solo career and I am sure whatever they release together will be special(sic)."

Just before Simon had tweeted, Zayn posted a picture of him signing the deal, revealing how the new music will give him "the opportunity to show you who I really am", along with the hashtags "realmusic(sic)" and "REALME(sic)"

He wrote: "I guess I never explained why I left , it was for this moment to be given the opportunity to show you who i really am! #realmusic #RCA !! ... #REALME (sic)"

The 22-year-old has been busy spending time in the studio with a Grammy-award-winning producer on his new material in Los Angeles.