Romeo Beckham makes surprise move to ‘train with the Brentford B-team’ as the 20-year-old Inter Miami star looks to advance his fledging football career
- Romeo Beckham is under contract at Inter Miami – co-owned by his father
- However, the right-sided midfielder is looking to advance his football career
- He returned to the sport in 2020 after more than five years away
- Since then he has impressed and looks to be taking his game to the next level
- Made his first appearance for Inter Miami during a Barcelona friendly this year
Romeo Beckham has reportedly been training with Brentford’s B-team as the son of Manchester United legend David looks to advance his football career.
The 20-year-old is under contract at Inter Miami – co-owned by his father David – but has made a surprise move to take his training to the reserve side of the Premier League outfit.
According to The Times, the winger has also started following some Brentford B players on social media although it is unclear how long he will remain at the west London outfit before making his return to Inter.
Beckham has come back into football in recent times having initially explored ventures away from the sport after being released by Arsenal in 2014 along with his brothers Brooklyn and Cruz.
That led to Romeo deciding to step away from the game, much to Beckham Snr’s dismay.
‘The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn’t want to play football anymore,’ David said at the time. ‘Part of me was devastated but part of me was relieved, too. He’s got other passions and I like that.’
After announcing his decision to instead pursue tennis as a professional career, and training with Andy Murray, he then chose to return to chasing the football dream after a five-year absence from the sport in 2020, signing professional terms with his father’s outfit in September of that year.
Romeo Beckham has reportedly been training with Brentford’s B-team as he builds his career
Regardless of the outcome, the training time at Brenford suggests Beckham Jnr’s decision to kick-on with his career in football is lasting
He made his way back into the game with Inter’s reserve side, Fort Lauderdale, and has impressed after bagging three assists in one game playing on the right hand side in a position where his father David famously starred for Manchester United and England.
His excellent form continued into the summer, following in his father’s footsteps even more with a stunning free-kick while playing for Inter Miami’s reserve side.
Beckham Snr posted his support on social media for his son’s performance, saying: ‘Well done mate so proud. First goal in a Miami shirt.’
Romeo responded with: ‘Love you Dad, that was for you.’
Following his return to football, his famous father replaced the tennis court at their family home with a football pitch.
He soon got his first taste of action in an Inter Miami shirt when he was brought on as a substitute in a 6-0 hammering by Barcelona during a friendly over the summer.
Romeo Beckham, 19,made his first appearance for Inter Miami in a friendly earlier this year
Beckham Jnr was seen chatting to former Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay
The 20-year-old could do little to alter the game’s path having been brought on in the 86th minute.
It led to criticism of boss Phil Neville, former team-mate of David Beckham, who also brought on his own son Harvey at half-time in the defeat.
Quizzed afterwards as to why the two talented youngsters were used in a match that, beforehand, Neville labelled as the biggest game in Inter Miami’s four-year history, the English head coach was defiant in his response.
David Beckham co-owns Inter Miami and has been delighted by his son’s progression
‘Well I think we put the two boys on at wing-back and the first thing you measure is temperament. Have they got the temperament to play in this game? I think both of them did,’ he told reporters.
‘I was super proud of them both. Romeo only got on for the last five or six minutes, which is difficult, but they’d earned the right to get on.
‘They both showed really good temperament and I think tonight we learned an awful lot.’