Arsenal defensive midfielder, Granit Xhaka, and Leonita Lekaj have welcomed a bouncing baby girl to their family. The 28-year-old Swiss defensive midfielder took to Instagram to announce the birth of the child on Saturday, April 24.
In the Instagram page which he used to announce the birth of the child, Granit Xhaka poses with the newborn baby while still in a maternity gown. In the caption, the Switzerland international made it known that the name of the girl is Laneya Xhaka.
The Arsenal star also revealed that the baby girl who was born on Saturday, April 24, 2021, is the second child he has had with his wife Leonita Lekaj.
“I no longer just have one beautiful princess, now I have two. Laneya Xhaka 24/04/2021”, Granit Xhaka wrote on Instagram.
Afterward, Arsenal football club congratulated him via the club’s official Twitter page by sharing a screenshot of Granit Xhaka’s Instagram post in which he announced the birth of his daughter. In the caption, the Premier League club wrote: “Congratulations to the Xhaka family!”
Congratulations to the Xhaka family! 🍼🎉— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 24, 2021
📱 granitxhaka on IG pic.twitter.com/1Kq9V4f0J4
Granit Xhaka and his wife, Leonita Lekaj have been dating for many years. After a long period of being together, they decided to marry in July 2017, one year after he joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach for a transfer fee worth €45 million.
Two years after their marriage, the Arsenal’s former captain and his wife welcomed their first child on 7 October 2019. They named her Ayana. Ever since then, they have been living a quiet life in North London, where his club is based.
Despite some of the locker room crises he encountered which cost him the club’s captaincy and some criticism from people who don’t like his personality at Arsenal, Granit Xhaka is expected to remain at the club untill June 30, 2023.
However, Arsenal might decide to extend his current contract before it expires in 2023 if he continues to remain relevant at the club. He is one of the most versatile football stars at the club and the club’s coach, Mikel Arteta has always proven how important the player is by starting him in most games.
According to reports, the 28-year-old Switzerland international earns about £90,000 every week at Arsenal. He reportedly has a net worth of £36 million.
So far this season, Granit Xhaka has played 28 Premier League games in which he scored a goal and provided 2 assists. He has played a total of 41 games in all competitions for the north London club this season.