Wednesday, January 23, 2013
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON! DAVID BECKHAM'S SON ON TRIAL AT CHELSEA
It's being revealed that David Beckham's 13-year-old son Brooklyn has had a trial for European champion, Chelsea at the club's state-of-the-art training ground.
Beckham was pictured with another Chelsea academy player in the snow at Cobham on Tuesday - sparking speculation that the former England midfielder could make a sensational return to the Premier League.
But it has emerged that he was there to watch his son in a low-key academy game aimed at giving him a taste of English football at junior level.
Players and parents were stunned to see Beckham on the touchline cheering on his 13-year-old son.
Sid Celery tweeted: 'Ok, so I've just picked up that the reason David Beckham was at Cobham today was that son Brooklyn is being trialled for CFC U14s #Phew.'
Cole perry dasilva said: David Beckham's son Brooklyn is on trial for my team #chelseafc… David Beckham was watching our training session tonight!! Madness
Brooklyn was on the Under 14 roster at the LA Galaxy academy while his dad played in California.
Beckham Snr has since left the US side and is currently considering his next move after leaving LA Galaxy at the end of the MLS season in December.
An insider said: ‘Brooklyn is like any teenager with an ambition to be a footballer. He has just returned to England and wanted to see how he fared.
'Chelsea are one of the strongest academies in the country. The difference is that he is the son of the former England captain and this will draw attention.’
Beckham has spoken in the past about the difficulties of being a football-mad son of one of the most famous footballers on the planet.
'They've got a great life set up for them,' he told The Times. 'Obviously are boys and little girl are very lucky.
'But I think, as a parent, you always worry: "Have they got the hunger that I had as a kid?"'
He added: 'I'm as hard on my boys as my dad was. They always ask, "Did I play well?" I'll say, "You did alright, could have done better..."'
Beckham is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy and has attracted interest from QPR and West Ham in the Premier League, and Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain in France.
There is also interest from the UAE, where former England boss Sven Eriksson himself is now technical director at Al Nasr in Dubai, and the Swede says he would welcome the Manchester United legend to the Middle East with open arms.
The Beckhams are in London after moving back to the UK following the end of his contract with Galaxy.
The family are currently renting a lavish £20million property in London from Touker Suleyman, boss of Ghost and Hawes & Curtis, while the Beckham brood will be educated at London schools.