Sean St Ledger can't shake off Taylor Swift rumours

The centre-half, who last month moved to MLS to line up alongside Kaka at Orlando City, was grilled on his love life on Irish television on Monday
Republic of Ireland defender Sean St Ledger has refused to deny that he and pop sensation Taylor Swift are an item.

The centre-half was quizzed on his rumoured relationship with the 'Shake It Off' singer on RTE's 'Soccer Republic' show on Monday and let slip that the American songstress might be interested in coming to see him play for his new club, Orlando City, in MLS. 

St Ledger, who signed for Kaka's Orlando franchise last month, sent the rumour mill into overdrive on New Year's Eve when he tweeted a picture of himself alongside Swift and his intriguing love life was put under the microscope by RTE's football correspondent Tony O'Donoghue.

Asked whether or not Swift had been along to see him in action for his new American club, the 30-year-old responded: “She’s not been to a game, as of yet. I’m thinking that she might come to one of the New York ones. We’ll see.”

When pressed by O'Donoghue as to whether he was in a relationship with Swift, he demurred. 

"That would be an exclusive for RTE, wouldn't it!" he said. "I'm sitting on the fence."

St Ledger is getting his career back on track in Florida following a difficult year, having been released by Leicester City last summer, and admits sharing a dressing room with Brazilian World Cup hero Kaka brings with it a unique perspective.

“Before the first game he spoke about when he’s been at AC Milan and Real Madrid, that he’s played with special individuals, but the most important thing was that they would win games as a team," St Ledger said. 

“I must admit he’s very, very humble,” he added of the 32-year-old. “He’s a good team player and he usually has a few words before the game."