Brooklyn Beckham has Chelsea trial?
Published 23/01/2013 | 18:56
David Beckham's eldest son may be set to follow in his father's footsteps, playing for the English Premier League.
Brooklyn Beckham, 13, the oldest of David's four children with Spice Girl and designer Victoria, is having a try-out with London club Chelsea and played in an under-14 game at the team's training facility, insiders told The Associated Press. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to discuss the teenager's activities.
The Daily Mail newspaper's website first reported the news after pictures were posted on Twitter of David watching Brooklyn play.
Professional teams throughout England sign talented young players to their youth academies, with the hope of building teams around academy graduates rather than costly imports.
Brooklyn is apparently trying to forge his own football career just as his father decides what could be the final step in his own.
David, a 37-year-old former England captain and Manchester United star, is currently considering offers from clubs around the world after leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy at the end of a six-year stint in Major League Soccer.
When David played in the US, Brooklyn was on the Galaxy's youth team, and still appears on their website as a member of their under-14 squad.
But the family left Los Angeles last month and returned to England, with Brooklyn and younger brothers Romeo and Cruz expected to attend school in London. David and Victoria also have a daughter, two-year-old Harper Seven.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn's brother Romeo is making a name for himself in the fashion industry like his mother. He features in fashion house Burberry's adverts for its spring/summer 2013 collection.
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