- Erling Haaland enjoyed a New Year’s Eve party with his girlfriend in Dubai
- The Man City star partied with heavyweight fighter Anthony Joshua at the event
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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland enjoyed a glitzy New Year’s eve party in Dubai as he partied with his girlfriend and heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua.
Haaland – who is still recovering from a foot injury – was one of the leading Premier League stars enjoying parties on New Year’s Eve as he posed in a group photo during celebrations.
He was seen smiling in the picture alongside his girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen and a friend late into the night after the clock had struck midnight in the country.
Later on he was seen standing alongside British fighter Joshua at the event, which was hosted by the founder of fashion brand Pretty Little Thing Umar Kamani – with AJ’s fellow boxer and friend Dereck Chisora also in attendance.
Haaland knows Kamani well, having also travelled to his mansion in Dubai last year while the Qatar World Cup was ongoing.
Erling Haaland spent the New Year with his girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen in Marbella
Haaland was also spotted standing next to heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua at the event
Haaland and girlfriend Johansen have reportedly been dating since the player’s days at Borussia Dortmund after meeting while both were youth players at Bryne FK, according to the Sun.
Johansen has also been a big presence at Haaland’s games, travelling to Istanbul to watch his Man City side beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the Champions League final last year and sitting alongside his father Alf-Inge in the stands.
The Norwegian forward will be hoping to get back to full fitness after suffering a foot injury – his last appearance coming in a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on December 6.
Haaland and Johansen have reportedly been dating since the player was at Borussia Dortmund
He travelled with the City squad to Saudi Arabia for the Club World Cup, which they won after a 4-0 win over Fluminense in the final, but he did not feature.
The 23-year-old was also not involved in the matchday squad that beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Saturday, with his manager Pep Guardiola revealing he hadn’t trained but hoped to have him back in January.
‘Still, he’s not with the team,’ Guardiola told Amazon Prime. ‘He feels better with his bone [in his foot] but he hasn’t had one training session with us.
‘Unfortunately, December is so congested with so many games. January is a bit less congested. Hopefully, in January, he can come back with us.’