QPR deny signing Brooklyn Beckham
Queens Park Rangers have confirmed that Brooklyn Beckham has been training with the club - but have denied that David Beckham's son has joined their youth setup.
Brooklyn, 14, had previously been involved with the academy at Los Angeles Galaxy while his father was playing with the MLS side - before undergoing a trial with Europa League champions Chelsea after the Beckham family returned to Europe at the start of the year.
The Beckhams have recently bought a house in West London, not far from the QPR training centre. Reports in the press had suggested that Brooklyn had joined the recently-relegated club - but the Championship side denied that a formal arrangement has been agreed.
"Contrary to reports, Brooklyn Beckham has been training at #QPR but has not joined our academy," the club said on Twitter.
David Beckham announced his retirement from football last week, bringing to a close an illustrious career that saw him claim 115 England caps. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder recently revealed his hopes that his children will follow in his footsteps.
"They've got a great life set up for them," Beckham told The Times recently. "Obviously our boys and little girl are very lucky. But I think, as a parent, you always worry: 'Have they got the hunger that I had as a kid?'
"I'm as hard on my boys as my dad was. They always ask, 'Did I play well?' I'll say, 'You did alright, could have done better...'"