He’s the son of former England captain David Beckham, and he’s certainly inherited a love of the beautiful game. But 15-year-old Brooklyn Beckham has been left disappointed as he failed to earn a scholarship deal at Arsenal academy.
The teenager is enrolled at the club’s Hale End academy and was promoted to the under-18s team earlier this month, in the same right midfield position his famous dad occupied. Brooklyn had hopes of earning a further 2-year scholarship but it has been reported that he will not stay beyond the end of the season.
David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son started at the club later than his teammates and the Daily Mail reports that he’s further behind other stars in his age group. It’s not all doom and gloom though, Arsenal youth coaches say they still rate the teenager highly and feel he can still make the professional grade at another club.
His brothers Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10 are also enrolled at Arsenal Youth Academy at Hale End. Cruz is said to be the most promising of the Beckham brothers.
Brooklyn is bound to take the snub to heart as he proudly shared a picture of his squad on Instagram last month. He also has “football is my life” on his Instagram profile.
Hopefully he can dust himself off and be ready for new opportunities!