Wednesday 18 October 2017

Is David Beckham sending son Brooklyn to private boarding school?

The Beckham family currently live in Los Angeles where David plays for LA Galaxy. Photo: Getty Images
The Beckham family currently live in Los Angeles where David plays for LA Galaxy. Photo: Getty Images

Tim Walker

Brooklyn Beckham, the son of David and Victoria Beckham, is rumoured to be joining the exclusive Bradfield College in Berkshire.

David Beckham has expressed his desire to play for the Great Britain team at the London 2012 Olympics, but could he have reason to return before that?

A boarding school in Berkshire is abuzz with rumours that Brooklyn Beckham, the 12-year-old son of the former England captain, is to become a pupil. “David and Victoria have been in touch with the school, with a view to Brooklyn joining as a weekly boarder,” claims one source at Bradfield College.

Beckham is under contract to the American team LA Galaxy until the end of this month and several leading European clubs are said to be interested in signing the 36-year-old midfielder.

Last month, Paris St-Germain, who are backed by the Qatari royal family, said they were interested in signing Beckham. “He is more than a football player,” said Leonardo, the club’s sporting director. “He’s a brand, a pop star. I would always consider him.”

David and Victoria have retained their Hertfordshire house, nicknamed “Beckingham Palace”, since the player left Manchester United in 2003 to join Real Madrid. He transferred to LA Galaxy four years later.

Simon Henderson, the headmaster of Bradfield College, tells me: “We do not comment on the personal details of any prospective pupil.” Beckham’s spokesman is keen to play down suggestions of an imminent return to England. “They’re not considering any English schools at the moment, as there are no plans to go back there at this stage,” he insists Comments Facility

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