Federico Macheda ahs been dating the blonde stunner after the pair struck up a rapport through social networking site Facebook. Italian born Macheda gained Premiership recognition when he scored an injury-time winner on his debut against Aston Villa in April.
A close pal said: “It started about four months ago when Federico saw Sophie’s Facebook picture. He thought she was drop-dead gorgeous and requested her as a friend straight away. Sophie couldn’t believe it when Federico started messaging her.
He was tall, dark and handsome. Definitely what she looks for in a man. He was so sweet in his messages, he came across really shy and it was ages before he had the courage to ask her out. But when he did, they got really well and had that instant chemistry.
They both know it’s early days but they are really having fun together at the moment.”
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