How David Beckham's three sons fared after they signed for Arsenal's academy

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Footballers don't come much more iconic than David Beckham.

Aside from enjoying a widely successful career in football, Beckham also built an unrivalled brand off the pitch and continues to be one of the most recognisable celebrities in the world.

He played for huge clubs in Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain throughout his career and captained England across three tournaments.

That's not to mention the fact, since hanging up his boots, he has gone about making his very own club in Major League Soccer.

Just this week, the club's name of Inter Miami was made public along with the new badge and Beckham's team will get underway in 2020.

David Beckham's three sons

All that considered, those around Beckham will be no strangers to the limelight and that certainly applies to his three sons: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.

It's perhaps not surprising that all three tried their hand at football during their youth, encouraged to do so by their father.

Most football fans will know by now that none of the three have made it big in the beautiful game, but they certainly had the opportunity to do so and all signed for Arsenal back in 2014.

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Their father had previously trained at the north London club and the Gunners looked the perfect team to launch their footballing careers.

Four years on, though, what happened next?

Brooklyn

The oldest son certainly had the most eventful career in football, playing for the youth teams at LA Galaxy and PSG before trying his hand at Arsenal.

The Gunners would prove his last club, however, as he was released in the summer of 2015 after failing to earn a scholarship.

He had originally impressed the coaches at the club but joining the academy at a later age than most, he was always going to be playing catch-up.

A highlight of his time at the club was sharing the bench with eventual first-team graduate Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Since turning his back on football, Brooklyn has pursued a career in photography and released his first book of images 'What I See' back in May 2017.

Romeo

Arguably the least successful of the Beckham sons when it came to football, Romeo followed his older brother out the Arsenal exit just a few months later in 2015.

His father would later reveal that Romeo quickly decided to end his pursuit of a career in football, noting: "The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn’t want to play football any more.

"Part of me was devastated but part of me was relieved, too. He's got other passions and I like that."

Romeo has shown himself to be a keen tennis player, even having the opportunity to briefly train with Andy Murray, and has also pursued a career in modelling with companies such as Burberry.

He confirmed this summer that his dream job is within tennis and Grigor Dimitrov recently revealed how he is 'honoured' to train with the youngster upon trips to London.

Cruz

The youngest of the Beckham brothers and the son believed to have the most talent when it came to the football pitch, Cruz has been involved in numerous training sessions with Arsenal's academy.

There is still some doubt over Cruz's current association with Arsenal, although those around him believe a career in the music industry looks far more likely.

Similar to his brothers, Cruz has proven himself to be multi-talented and his young age hasn't stopped him from releasing a number of songs.

He produced the Christmas hit 'If Everyday was Christmas' in 2017 to try and raise money for 'Make Some Noise,' a charity focused on children in the UK.

Since winding down his role in football, he has made himself numerous contacts in music and has benefited from promotion via Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun.

So, the chances of David Beckham having an heir to his throne is looking increasingly unlikely.

In fact, with Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz all making little of their time with Arsenal and pursuing their other passions, Harper could be Beckham's best hope in the world of football.

Mother Victoria remarked in 2015: "[Harper] said to me the other day: 'Mummy, I think I want to play football' - dagger through the heart. I have three boys who want to play football, come on, let one of them want to be in fashion!"

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