David Beckham's eldest son had a trial at Chelsea's Cobham training ground on Tuesday, playing in an U-14s fixture. Beckham Snr was also confirmed to be in attendance by a photograph of him wearing his Victorian chimney sweep hat with another Chelsea youth player.
The Guardian reports:
[Beckham's] attendance for the Under-14 fixture at the home of the Champions League winners will undoubtedly lead to speculation Brooklyn is in line to follow in his father's footsteps to play football at the highest level.
Brooklyn is already a member of the LA Galaxy U-14 squad (he is a striker, he wears number 23 and he's the only player that does not need a bio) but a trial with European champions Chelsea is an impressive feat, regardless of any nepotism that may be at play.
The next step after this trial would be a place in Chelsea's academy system, then a professional contract. And a fulfilling adult life of permanently being compared to his father.
Since gambling and children go so well together, English bookmaker Ladbrokes has started a #BrooklynSpecials hashtag on Twitter. They are offering odds on 16/1 on the youngster signing a contract with Chelsea before the age of 18 and 66/1 on his captaining England at a senior level.
There are not yet any odds on Brooklyn getting a professional contract before his dad does.