This report comes from Sami Mokbel in the Daily Mail, who has the inside track on the situation of young Beckham in the Arsenal academy where, by all accounts, he has impressed.
Brooklyn, a right-sided midfielder like his father, has been featuring for the Arsenal under-16s and, such has his rise been, was in the squad for the under-18 side that faced their Leicester City counterparts last weekend.
But it is unclear yet if this was an indication that the 15-year-old will indeed remain on the Arsenal books or whether the decision will be taken to release him. His performances of late at least have given encouragement he does indeed have a future with the club.
Brooklyn himself recently shared a video showing him in action for the under-16s, where he came close to scoring his first Arsenal goal with a fine effort from just inside the penalty area. It was trademark Beckham.
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Sign him up, Arsenal!
As far as his assets go, the Daily Mail report that Brooklyn likes to drift in from right flank and is known to be good on the ball, make incisive runs and have a decent grasp of set-pieces. His willingness to defend, however, has been highlighted as a slight concern.
Thousands of children with far less illustrious parents go through this same process every season, hoping they are told they have what it takes to be an elite professional player.
Dreams are wrecked on a daily basis, and it may well be that Brooklyn endures this fate in the coming days. He deserves no special treatment, and David would want that no other way, but fans across the world will he hoping there is good news to come.
Come on, Arsenal, sign him up - it’s what we all want!
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