David Beckham watches on as son Romeo, 20, comes off the bench to make Brentford B debut against non-League opponents Erith & Belvedere after joining on loan from Inter Miami until the end of the season
- Romeo Beckham came off the bench to make his debut for Brentford’s ‘B’ team
- Legendary England star David watched his son in the London Senior Cup tie
- Beckham received international clearance to feature in squad for the match
- The stunning loan move came after Beckham impressed Brentford in training
David Beckham was in attendance to watch his son Romeo make his debut for Brentford’s ‘B’ team as a second half substitute against non-league side Erith & Belvedere.
Beckham was initially named on the bench for the London Senior Cup match after joining the club on loan from his dad’s MLS franchise Inter Miami.
Beckham’s move to the Premier League side’s B team was confirmed last week, with the 20-year-old joining for the remainder of the season.
Romeo Beckham came off the bench to make his Brentford B team debut after his loan move
David Beckham was in attendance to watch his son’s senior debut in English football
Beckham received international clearance to feature on the bench after completing his loan switch.
The 20-year-old was brought off the bench in the second half of the Senior Cup second-round tie to make his debut in English football.
Brentford B faced non-league opposition in Erith & Belvedere, who currently occupy top spot in the Premier Division in the Southern Counties East League.
Beckham is also expected to help Neil MacFarlane’s side as they challenge for the Premier League Cup and play matches abroad.
The 20-year-old is seeking to continue his football development with Brentford’s B team
Beckham, right, was named on the bench for the match after receiving international clearance
The 20-year-old joined on loan from Inter Miami after impressing Brentford in training
The midfielder had been training with Brentford’s ‘B’ side since the conclusion of the MLS season in September.
Having impressed during his initial months with the club, it was decided that Beckham would stay on for the remainder of the campaign as the club look to further aid his development.
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.
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 Inter Miami outfit in September of that year.
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 with a stunning free-kick while playing for Inter Miami’s reserve side.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank said Beckham is an ‘interesting player’ and hopes he can progress to the first team after joining.
‘Yeah, I’ve seen him,’ Frank said. ‘I think he’s an interesting player. We hope, of course, like a lot of others that he can make it to the first team.
‘Yeah, [he is] promising. Anyone who has got a contract here – be it a permanent deal or loan deal – there is always the opportunity to stay, of course.’