Dele Alli’s rumoured relationship with Pep Guardiola’s daughter still appears to be going strong after they were spotted on a romantic lunch and coffee date in exclusive Mayfair.
The Spurs midfielder, 25, was seen kissing Maria, 20, at a London rooftop bar in May and they still appear to be close five months on.
The Manchester City coach’s daughter led the way as she and Dele carried takeaway coffees at a Starbucks in central London, after leaving the nearby Novikov Restaurant and Bar in Berkeley Street yesterday.
The luxury West End venue is a popular hotspot with the celebs and Premier League footballers, with the likes of Justin Bieber, Anthony Joshua, Drake and Novak Djokovic all regulars.
Afterwards Dele, whose career at Spurs is rumoured to be hanging in the balance, then got into a waiting car with Maria and were swept away, a witness said.
Their apparent burgeoning relationship emerged months after Dele was left ‘gutted’ over his split from his model girlfriend of five years, Ruby Mae, in February. It was rumoured he was looking for love on celebrity dating app Raya.
The increasing hints of romance between the footballer and the Spanish-born student also adds spice to the rivalry between Paula’s father’s Manchester City side, who she also supports, and Dele’s less successful Tottenham Hotspur.
While a different source said: ‘Dele looked smitten and finally over being dumped by his long-term lover Ruby Mae. Dele and Maria are young, free and single. Who knows where it will go from here?’
However, Maria is said to have told friends that she is ‘just friends’ with Dele despite their reported kiss.
Pep Guardiola’s daughter Maria lives in London, where she is studying, and has a huge following on Instagram.
Guardiola, whose team Man City just won the Premier League, has three children – Maria, 20, Marius, 18, and Valentina, 13, with his wife Cristina Serra, they married in 2014.