Four stars who’ve dated daughters of football icons – from Van de Beek to Aguero

Donny van de Beek is expecting his first child with Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp's daughter – but he isn't the first player to date the offspring of a football icon.

Van de Beek, who has struggled since completing a £35million switch to Manchester United last year, has been dating Estelle Bergkamp since 2019.

He couldn't have a better father-in-law to turn to for advice about his Red Devils woes, with Bergkamp cementing a legacy as one of the greatest Premier League players of all time in his 11-year spell at Arsenal.

Van de Beek has followed three other players in dating the daughter of a legend, and Daily Star Sport has taken a look at all four of them.

Donny van de Beek and Estelle Bergkamp

Van de Beek first met Bergkamp in Amsterdam two years ago and their relationship quickly blossomed, meaning she joined him in Manchester when he secured his transfer to Old Trafford in September 2020.

They initially kept their romance under wraps, before going public with a series of loved-up posts on Instagram.

After going on several adventures across the world, the pair have revealed they are now expecting their first child.

Estelle posted a photo of the couple holding their baby-scan picture with the caption: "Happy to announce that we’re expecting a little one".

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Sergio Aguero and Gianinna Maradona

Former Manchester City striker Aguero married into footballing royalty when he began dating the daughter of Argentina great Diego Maradona while playing for Atletico Madrid.

The pair were introduced by Diego in 2008 and went on to tie the knot, before having a son, Benjamin, together in February 2009.

However, Sergio and Gianinna split when things turned sour in 2012, with reports in Argentina claiming they argued over the latter's 'party lifestyle'.

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Diego, who passed away earlier this year, hit out at the Atletico man at the time and said: "He’s a wimp, who I don’t even want to name.

"In my daughter’s next meeting with a lawyer, I want to be by her side. We’ll see who can talk. The next time I want to be there to see if he (Aguero) says anything.

Dele Alli and Maria Guardiola

Last month pictures emerged in the Daily Mail of Alli leaving a restaurant with Man City boss Pep Guardiola's 20-year-old daughter Maria.

The Tottenham star had previously been spotted locking lips with Maria at a London rooftop bar in May before they were seen leaving a Berkeley Street restaurant five months later.

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Alli, who split from ex Ruby Mae in February, met Guardiola's offspring a month before their rooftop smooch, according to The Sun.

The ex-Barcelona manager would surely approve of his daughter's new man given his glowing comments about him in 2017.

Pep said about Alli at the time: "He's someone who attacks the box and is one of the most fantastic players I have ever seen in my life."

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Alvaro Vasquez and Claudia Hierro

Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro was briefly a father-in-law to Alvaro Vazquez, the Spanish striker who spent close to a decade in La Liga with Espanyol and Getafe.

Vazquez, who also enjoyed a short loan spell in the Premier League with Swansea, previously dated Hierro's daughter Claudia before going their separate ways.

Following their split, Claudia is now in a relationship with model Ivan Bernabe, while Alvaro is dating Paula Gago.

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