Tottenham defender Eric Dier is reportedly dating model Anna Modler - the ex-girlfriend of former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
It's claimed the England international, 28, started seeing Anna, 24, after meeting her through mutual friends. Anna dated Sanchez, 33, in 2020. The two spent time together in lockdown, as she was pictured with his beloved golden retrievers Atom and Humber.
Anna is a South African model who boasts more than 103,000 followers on Instagram. It's believed Anna and friend Morgan Shelly shared pictures of their trip to watch Dier score in Tottenham's recent 6-2 Premier League win against struggling Leicester.
Anna and Morgan reportedly said they were 'good omens' for Dier and his teammates, who are yet to lose a Premier League game this season. Tottenham are third in the table, one point behind early pacesetters and bitter rivals Arsenal.
Dier has impressed in recent months under Spurs boss Antonio Conte and was called up for this month's internationals against Italy and Germany. The defender, who has won 45 senior caps to date, hasn't played for England since 2020 - missing Euro 2020.
"Eric and Anna are blissfully happy," a source told The Sun. "They have been seeing a lot of each other. Eric has told pals it has been a great few weeks - getting back into the England squad and landing a stunning girl who was previously on the arm of an Arsenal star.
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"He can't stop scoring on the pitch, and has netted a cracker off of it. Anna is smitten and has told friends Eric could be 'the one'. They are getting serious, so watch this space."
Anna spent the first Covid lockdown with Sanchez and visited the San Siro to watch him play for Serie A side Inter Milan. The Chile international joined French outfit Marseille in the summer, scoring four goals in his first seven Ligue 1 appearances.
Dier was part of the England squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and is now expected to be included in the touring party for Qatar. "With Eric Dier, he has been playing well for a period of time," said England manager Gareth Southgate.
"We think it is a really close call across our centre-backs and he has deserved to be picked back in the group. We know what a good character he is. He fits in with the culture and has great international experience and leadership qualities."
Conte added: "First of all, I'm really pleased because when my players are called up to the national teams, we are really proud. Because it means we are working very well, and we are trying to help the players to go with the national teams.
"In this case for Eric it was a really good achievement for him, but what I can only tell him is that this has to be a point of start. That he has to gain the possibility to go to the World Cup, especially in this month and a half that we have before the World Cup. To continue to play well, to have a good performance, to show he has really good stability, that he is a really reliable player
"And what I can tell him is only this - continue on this way, to continue to work hard and have this concentration. For the rest, I think my staff and I and teammates are very happy for this call up to the national team."
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