WAGs have become just as important as footballers, to fans, in recent times. After all, who doesn’t want to know that their favorite star is being made happy at home?
Happy player=Good performances, right?
Aside from that, though, fans normally love all the good goss surrounding players and their relationships. And given the state of sport, and life in general, good rumors and happenings are never far off.
Footballers have been wowing supporters with their amazing wives and girlfriends for a long time now, and it would seem that the younger generation of aces are beginning to catch up, as well as surpass their mentors.
Gone are the days when up and coming players made little money. And when they begin making names for themselves at the big clubs, the lucrative contracts come rolling in. In no way am I suggesting that it’s the money that gets them the fit WAGs, but of course the lifestyles and standards of living elevate as a result of the high wages.
The world has witnessed the emergence of several top young stars over the last few years, and most of them haven’t come alone. As such, let’s take a look at 15 such talents and the hot WAGs who stand by their sides.
15 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Megan Taylor Lilley)
The young forward signed for Everton last summer on transfer deadline day from Sheffield United, claiming that the offer from the Toffees was simply “too good to resist.”
He certainly doesn’t need to say the same for his model girlfriend Megan Taylor Lilley.
Calvert-Lewin, 20, is already a favorite among the Everton fans, having put several remarkable attacking performances on display since he joined the club. But to date, nothing he’s done has wowed the supporters as much as when his better half was revealed.
The pair have shown off their relationship via their social media pages and have been seeing each other from before last Christmas.
Megan, who works for J'admore Models, is certainly one of the hotter WAGs around the Premier League. And there’s no way her boyfriend isn’t the butt of envy at Goodison Park.
14 Tammy Abraham (Leah Monroe)
Tammy Abraham is one of Chelsea’s brighter prospects and many expect the exceptional, young striker to make the step up to the Blues’ senior squad pretty soon. Abraham is currently on loan at Welsh side Swansea City, having recorded an impressive tally of 23 goals playing in the Championship with Bristol last season. And he was called up to England senior side during the last international break.
Life seems to be moving pretty quickly for the player, who only turned 20 in October. And yes, his girl is quite the sight to behold.
Abraham is said to have met Leah Monroe during his loan spell in Bristol, and the pair have posted several pics of them together on social media since then.
Tammy just likes to keep things simple. He shoots, he scores.
13 Jordan Pickford (Megan Davison)
Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, but goalie Jordan Pickford could hardly be blamed, as he certainly played his part. So good were the 23-year-old England international’s performances, he secured a five-year, £25m deal with Everton this summer. However, it’s looking like his season could end with yet another relegation, with the Toffees doing pretty badly so far this term.
He does have one reason to be cheerful, though: his cutie of a girlfriend, Megan Davison, whom he has plenty of photos with on his Instagram account. Jordan and Megan have been around each other for a while now and they have been posting pics of themselves on their social media pages since 2012. It’s safe to assume they’ve been seeing each other for more than five years.
12 Dele Alli (Ruby Mae)
Spurs and England star Dele Alli has really benefited from Mauricio Pochettino’s philosophy at Tottenham, and his team are all the better for it. Alli is regarded as one of Europe’s brightest young players at the moment, and the midfielder has established himself as a regular in the Three Lions side.
The 21-year-old dazzler is dating British lingerie model Ruby Mae, who is 21 herself and has posed for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, as well as Rare London.
Ruby was on hand to comfort her man after England were knocked out of last year’s Euro 16 by Iceland, kissing Alli from the crowd after the devastating defeat. He surely won’t be thinking it’s worth such an elimination, but life is always better when you have the option of going home to a lingerie model.
11 Memphis Depay (Lori Harvey)
Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is seeing Lori Harvey, stepdaughter of famous comedian and Family Feud host, Steve Harvey. The Dutchman is believed to have hooked up with Lori over two years ago, and they still appear to be going strong.
After failing to hit the expected heights at United, Depay was sold to French side Lyon last summer. He could make his way back to Old Trafford, however, as the team made sure to insert a buy-back clause in the deal.
He is piecing his career back together in France, and quite brilliantly, with eight goals and three assists to his name in 11 Ligue 1 appearances at the time of writing. Life does seem to be pretty well at the moment
10 Raheem Sterling (Paige Milian)
Raheem Sterling is showing steady improvement under Pep Guardiola this season and is now one of the team’s key sources of goals, having notched 14 at the time of writing. The England international has had a sensational season so far, and City look well poised to run away with the Premier league title, having built quite the gap at the top of the standings.
The former Liverpool starlet is seeing Paige Milian and the pair already have two kids together, with Paige giving birth to a baby boy earlier this year.
It’s being rumoured that Raheem and Paige may have secretly married nearing the end of last year. Paige referred to the City star as “My husband” on an Instagram post last December, but neither of them have since confirmed.
9 Kenedy (Lohaine Ferr)
If there’s one way to really show someone you mean to stick around for the long haul, that would have to be tattooing their name on your body. In the case of Chelsea’s Brazilian utility man Kenedy, he’s had his girlfriend’s face inked into his torso.
The former Fluminense player is in a relationship with Lohaine Ferr. And to be fair, the tattoo hardly does her any justice.
Kenedy also got himself in some really hot water with Chelsea before the start of this season, when he made some condescending remarks about China and Chinese people. He was sent home from the Blues’ pre-season tour as a result.
He’s hardly had a look in this term, despite Chelsea’s almost threadbare squad. And there are still a lot of question marks over his future.
8 Alex Iwobi (Clarisse Juliette)
Clarisse Juliette isn’t a WAG anymore, having dumped Arsenal star Alex Iwobi (according to rumours). But her looks have made a compelling case and it was just too hard to leave her off this list.
Alex and Clarisse were said to have broken up earlier this year after they both deleted pictures of the other, as well as pictures together, off their Instagram pages. And to add a bit of fuel, Clarisse posted a Snapchat showing herself holding a wad of cash with the caption “You’ll never get your b***h back.”
Clarisse, who was the Arsenal man’s girlfriend for three years, was described as one of the Premier League’s hottest WAGs – and you’ll see why if you have a look through her Instagram. You’ll also see why Iwobi must wish he had his *what she said* back.
7 John Stones (Millie Savage)
Manchester City defender John Stones has been with Millie Savage for over 10 years, but that’s not the way he spun it to Jessica Peaty, whom he had a two-month affair with at some point last year.
“I definitely had feelings for him,” Jessica said after she learned that Stones was still in a relationship with Millie, having been told that they had broken up. “It felt like we were connecting, speaking constantly and sharing everyday life.
“We spoke twice a day, every single day. We saw each other once a week at least since we met. That was how intense it was.”
Millie, Stones’ childhood sweetheart, did not dump him after growing wise to his philandering, but he’s had to buy a £3.5m mansion as a sorry present - Kobe Bryant style.
6 Matt Targett (Jasmin Buckle)
Matt Targett is a 22-year-old defender who plays for Southampton, having come up from their academy. The left-back, who could also operate as a winger on the flank, began his career with the Saints in 2003, and is another product of the academy that boasts producing the likes of Theo Walcott and Gareth Bale.
The player signed a five-year extension with the St. Mary’s side back in August and seemed quite pleased. "I am really happy to sign,” he insisted. “I've been at the club since I was eight so to extend my time here is only a good thing. Physically I feel good. I think I feel the best I've ever felt."
Targett is in a relationship with the hot little number pictured above. Her name is Jasmin Buckle, but not much is known about her.
5 Sandro Ramirez (Gabriella Sanchez)
Sandro Ramirez is now at Everton, having signed a four-year deal with the Merseyside Blues after leaving Malaga last summer. The Spanish forward hasn’t been given a real chance to shine as yet, but he should be happy as he was able to convince his girl to make the trip from Spain with him.
The 20-year-old, who also spent four years in Barcelona’s famed academy, La Masia, is seeing Gabriela Sanchez, who hails from Malaga. The Spanish beauty made her initial appearance on the striker’s Instagram back in October, and there have been a couple of photos since.
Sandro has only managed six appearances for Everton at the time of writing, with just three of them being starts, but he’ll be sure to get his opportunity at Goodison Park given the club’s search for answers as the threat of relegation looms.
4 Andrew Robertson (Rachel Roberts)
Another player who joined one of the Merseyside clubs from a relegated outfit this year, Andrew Robertson signed for Liverpool from Hull City during the summer. Reports claim he already wants to leave, though, having played a bit-part role in the side thus far.
He has been kept on the periphery by Alberto Moreno, who looks to have found some form this season, and has only played two games for the entirety of the campaign, at the time of writing. Robertson is reported as wanting a loan move in January, but the club aren’t willing to let him go as they haven’t got much more cover at the back.
Meanwhile, the defender’s girlfriend, Rachel Roberts, gave birth to their first child back in August. And as you can see from the picture above, she’s quite the steal.
3 Angus Gunn (Phoebe Hilton)
Little was known about Angus Gunn before his England call-up for the last international break. Gunn stepped in to replace an injured Jack Butland after catching Gareth Southgate’s eye playing for Norwich City and the England Under-21s.
Gunn is spending the season with the Canaries on loan from Manchester City and is the son of Bryan Gunn, who is regarded as a Norwich legend. The older Gunn made 390 appearances for the side, also working as their manager in 2009.
Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer of the player, whom he has sent on loan to gather experience. And the 21-year-old will be hoping to make a name for himself at the Etihad in future.
In the meantime, he is taking things in stride and enjoying life with his partner Phoebe Hilton, who's known to be sizzling hot.
2 Nathaniel Chalobah (Andonia Leah Georgio)
The 22-year-old left Chelsea to join Watford during the summer, presumably in search of more playing time after winning the Premier League title with the Blues last season.
Chalobah possibly pulled off the assist of the campaign when he set Victor Moses up with a cheeky back-heeled pass for a goal against then reigning champions Leicester City, but left Chelsea fans shocked when he decided to join the Hornets.
“I was never really settled and for me it was more a case of trying to find somewhere to be really settled and try to find somewhere to call home,” he said after the move. “And I was finding it difficult to do that at Chelsea even though I was there for the whole season, and played a few games.”
The player has been seeing the stunning Andonia Leah Georgio for a while now, having first shown her off via social media back in 2014.
Chelsea fans hated seeing her leave too.
1 Gianluigi Donnarumma (Alessia Elefante)
Gianluigi Donnarumma has been tipped to become the world’s best keeper in the near future; and he certainly has the name for it. At just 18 years old, the towering stopper has already put all of Europe on alert and will make AC Milan a whole lot of cash if he’s sold, as he will definitely become the world’s most expensive keeper.
The teenager stands at 6ft 5in tall, which is a whole lot more than you can say for his girlfriend, Alessia Elefante, whose last name may fool you before you actually see her.
Donnarumma got in some trouble over the summer, and his hottie was probably the cause of it all. Having requested that his exams be pushed back for him to participate in the Under-21 European Championship (yes he’s still a student), the player chose to go to Ibiza with Alessia on his return, paying no regard to his academic affairs.
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