Arsenal have beaten Manchester United and Chelsea to the signing of David Beckham’s son Brooklyn, after the 15-year-old impressed club coaches in north London.
According to the Daily Star there are plans in place to offer him a long-term deal should he continue to develop at the current rate, with coaches of the belief he has what it takes to become a top player.
Brooklyn Beckham's development
The son of one of the most influential England footballers ever could sign a big-money deal next summer, despite the fact that both United and Chelsea were also said to be interested in securing his future. Brooklyn’s two brothers, Romeo (12) and Cruz (9) are on the books with the Gunners as well, though Beckham’s eldest son is the first to pen a serious deal.
What the deal could mean for the future remains to be seen, as Brooklyn’s true potential probably won’t become evident until he matures later on in his teenage years.
Following in his father's footsteps
Though his father was one of the most famous football players on the planet during his playing career - and remains a much-loved figure - plenty of ex-stars’ offspring have failed to replicate their feats when it matters most.
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Arsene Wenger will certainly be hoping that Brooklyn continues to show signs of following in the footsteps of his dad. The Frenchman has a rich history of nurturing young talents and turning them into Premier League-quality professionals, and he will know he can rub salt into the wounds sustained by United and Chelsea if he does so.