ERLING HAALAND is on pace to break the Premier League record for most goals in a season in his very first season in the league.
The 22-year-old star for Manchester City has been successful on and off the field.
Haaland and his girlfriend, Isabel Haugseng Johansen, were spotted in London’s West End earlier this week.
There’s a good reason why you don’t see them together very often.
Isabel, 19, is a footballer herself.
In fact, that’s how the lovebirds met.
Haaland has been a member of the Bryne local team since he was five years old.
After more than a decade with the Norwegian club, Molde signed him.
Haaland, who was born in Leeds, had a meteoric rise through the professional ranks, eventually signing with RB Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund, and Man City.
Haaland, however, met Isabel there; she is a part-time employee at a clothing boutique.
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They met as young players in the club’s youth system and started dating while he was still at Dortmund.
“[Their relationship] seems to be pretty serious,” an anonymous source told The Sun.
In order to spend time with Erling, Isabel has gone to both Germany and England.
In Bryne, Isabel’s beauty is legendary. They’ve known each other their whole lives.
An insider elaborated, saying, “Erling has the world at his feet, and women are lining up to be his partner.”
But he’s a very shrewd young man, so it stands to reason that he’d settle down with a local girl he’s known for years.
“He needs to have faith in the people around him so that he can forget about everything but football for a while.”
The couple took advantage of the World Cup break by visiting Haaland’s villa in Marbella, Spain, since Norway did not make it to Qatar.
On New Year’s Eve, they were also seen at Manchester’s posh The Ivy.
Recently, Erling and Isabel went shopping on Oxford Street to celebrate the Man City star’s new £20 million contract with Nike.
Since his previous contract expired in January, Haaland had been without a boot deal.
Both Puma and adidas wanted to sign the Norwegian star, who had been targeted by Real Madrid for a long time.
To play alongside teammates Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden and other top players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, and Harry Kane, Haaland signed a contract with American sportswear giant Nike.