Premier League Transfers: David Beckham’s son set to join London club

Romeo Beckham Brentford
Romeo Beckham of Brentford B at Park View Road, Welling
Picture by Mark D Fuller/Focus Images/Sipa USA 10/01/2023 – Photo by Icon sport

Romeo Beckham, son of global superstar David, has finalised a move from MLS side Inter Miami to a London-based club in the Premier League, to keep his dreams of following in his father’s footsteps alive.

The 20-year-old had been playing on loan in England with Brentford’s B team, however, now his temporary stay with the Bees has been made a permanent one and Beckham will continue his pursuit of first-team football with Thomas Frank’s outfit.

Brentford will pay minimal compensation for Beckham who made 20 appearances for the Inter Miami reserves during his time in the United States. Beckham will pen a one-year deal with his new employers.

Beckham to continue development at Brentford

Beckham initially started training with Brentford’s B team in October last year before he signed a six-month loan agreement with the Bees in January.

The youngster managed to bag his first goal in early February when he netted a last-gasp winner in Brentford B’s 3-2 triumph over Wealdstone in the Middlesex Senior Cup.

Beckham was also part of the Brentford B squad that lifted the Premier League Cup, though he was an unused substitute in the competition’s final.

The young hopeful started his career with Arsenal’s academy, however, the Gunners cut him loose in 2014 when he was 12 and Beckham decided against pursuing a career in professional football after he was released.

However, in 2021, he made a comeback and signed with Inter Miami after his father David became part of the executive structure at the club.

Now at Brentford in the UK, Beckham is set to join up with the Bees when pre-season begins later this summer and the club’s B team manager Neil MacFarlane said he is happy to work with him again.

“He has been a pivotal member of what has been a special group this year,’ the Brentford B boss told Mail Sport.

“There will be a decision made on Romeo. I have no qualms in putting my name to him – I want to help his development again… I’d have no problem whatsoever if he was to stay here and we continue his development at Brentford.”

Brentford’s first team have also stepped up their recruitment efforts this summer and have targeted Wolves’ Nathan Collins as their next signing, according to reports.

Romeo Beckham has big boots to fill

Romeo Beckham plays in the same position on the right flank as his father David so famously did and the 20-year-old also considers himself something of a set-piece expert, just like his dad.

However, Romeo’s chances of matching David’s achievements in football are slim to say the least. David Beckham made close to 400 appearances for his beloved Manchester United and won every major honour available with the Red Devils, including the club’s incredible treble in 1999.

Beckham senior also won major honours with Real Madrid in Spain while the 115 caps he won for England places him third on the country’s all-time appearances list behind Wayne Rooney and Peter Shilton.

David Beckham also sits tenth on the list of all-time assist providers in the Premier League with 80 and the world-class performer also tops the pile for the number of goals scored directly from free-kicks (18) just ahead of Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.

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