Romeo Beckham, son of David, is training with Brentford’s B team after the end of the Major League Soccer Next Pro season. The 20-year-old is contracted to Inter Miami II, the reserve team of the MLS club founded by his father in 2018, but is in London after the end of his season in the United States.
It is unclear how long Romeo will spend with Brentford B. Romeo and his two brothers joined Arsenal in 2014 but both Brooklyn, 23, and Cruz, 17, are pursuing alternative careers, the latter in music.
Romeo made his debut for Fort Lauderdale, renamed Inter Miami II this year, in September 2021, playing alongside Harvey Neville, the son of the Inter Miami head coach, Phil Neville, his father’s former long-time Manchester United teammate. He also played in a friendly for Inter in January this year.
After his release by Arsenal in 2015, Romeo told his father, who also co-owns Salford City, that he did not wish to pursue a football career. “The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn’t want to play football any more,” 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.”
Brentford founded their B team after the closure of their academy in 2016 but plans are in place to relaunch a category four academy with a view to meeting Premier League rules. Regulations state all top-flight clubs must have an academy at category three level or higher by the start of the 2024-25 season. The reopening of their academy is a step towards complying with the change in rules.