Brooklyn Beckham was an unused substitute during a recent Arsenal under 18 game on Saturday.
And while that might not sound like a huge step forward, it’s the biggest suggestion yet that Brooklyn is set to follow in his famous father’s footsteps with a soccer career of his own.
For the uninformed, Brooklyn’s father is Manchester United, Real Madrid, A.C. Milan, L.A. Galaxy, and Paris Saint-Germain icon, David Beckham.
According to Yahoo, Brooklyn is already developing an impressive reputation amongst Arsenal’s coaches. Despite being aged just 15-years-old, Brooklyn has represented the Premier League side’s Under-16s, while it was a great stride for him to even be considered for an Arsenal Under-18s game.
In the Arsenal squad alongside Brooklyn, who is the eldest child of David and Victoria Beckham, was Gedion Zelalem and Ashley Maitland-Niles, both of whom have already been picked by Arsene Wenger for Arsenal’s first-team this season.
Brooklyn didn’t actually play a single minute of the encounter, but this opportunity will have vastly improved his preparation and match-game mindset.
In fact, Brooklyn could even take the fact that he was handed the No. 14 shirt as a good sign. This was the number that Thierry Henry made famous for Arsenal during his glittering career in North London.
Arsenal U18s went on to win their match with Leicester 1-0, while David Beckham was also in attendance, patiently waiting for his son to come on the field.
Brooklyn Beckham took to his Instagram last week to show the world just how much his ability as a soccer player has improved. He uploaded a video of his half-volley striking the top of the bar. You can watch the clip below.
Almost a goal
A video posted by Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on
Just a few days before he uploaded this near-miss, he also shared an image of himself alongside the other members of Arsenal’s Under-16 squad.
Squad @_dasilva98 @parker98_ @nathantella11 @eddienketiah @reissnelson99 @o_moore_ @davidrugz @kwaimarshbrown @joewillock
A photo posted by Brooklyn Joseph Beckham (@brooklynbeckham) on
Brooklyn’s father, David, previously trained with Arsenal on three separate occasions, in 2008, 2010, and 2013, each of which came during a break in the MLS season, while he played for L.A. Galaxy.
[Image via Die Presse]