The Beckham family is proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…
When legendary English soccer player David Beckham made the decision to retire from the sport in 2013, he left someone to carry out the family legacy. As it turns out, that someone is his second-born son, Romeo.
At the beginning of January, the 20-year-old athlete joined Premier League Brentford’s B team for the remainder of the season as part of a short-term loan deal.
“I’m very proud and very happy to be here,” Romeo said in a video posted to the team’s website. “I came here at the start to keep fit during the off-season. The chance then came to come on loan here, and I’ve never been so excited.”
Romeo began his professional soccer journey in 2014 when he joined Arsenal’s Academy. He was released from the team the following year, which prompted him to quit the sport. Although he said he no longer had plans to pursue the sport professionally, he returned to professional soccer in 2020.
What is Romeo Beckham most looking forward to with Brentford B?
He has made himself a prominent figure in the Inter Miami II league, as he made 20 appearances last season and even contributed 10 assists – the most in the league – as well as two goals. Although he has enjoyed his time in Florida, the midfielder reported feeling excited to go across the sea and learn under the guidance of Brentford B head coach Neil MacFarlane and assistant coach Sam Saunders.
“It was a fun season [in the USA], and there were a lot of ups and downs, but I’m excited to come here and see what I can do,” the 20-year-old athlete explained. “I love how we have the opportunity to play at different levels, both abroad and here.”
“We go across to play some men’s teams, and it’s a good experience,” Beckham continued, discussing the team’s ability to play the sport in different countries and regions. “[I want] to get the experience to play against men and get physically stronger, and we’ll see how that can progress me.”
David Beckham was also quick to congratulate Romeo and his incredible accomplishment. Taking to social media, the retired soccer player expressed the sentiments in the caption of an Instagram post, “Exciting start to the year. Now the hard work & fun begins. Proud of you, mate.”
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