It is being reported that former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham's eldest son Brooklyn has agreed a contract until the end of the season at Arsenal.
39-year-old former England captain Beckham was long linked with a temporary switch to Arsenal before his retirement, after previously training with the Gunners during MLS off seasons which run from January to March.
The Star report that he has a solid relationship with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, with the Londoners also having Beckham's youngest two sons, Romeo and Cruz, on their books in younger age groups.
Their source says that Arsenal believe 15-year-old Brooklyn "can be a huge talent" and that they are eager to "protect their asset," claiming that "next summer we may see him sign a big-money deal and with Arsenal.”
Given that he is approaching the age when it will be most evident as to whether he can go on to make a career as professional, the next couple of years will likely be make or break for Brooklyn Beckham, who has been attracting interest from other London clubs.
Though there is no official confirmation from Arsenal, it shouldn't be surprising given that Brooklyn would only be signing a short term schoolboy contract. The paper report the club spokesman as saying: “If Brooklyn has signed a contract with us it would be unusual for us to comment.”
Beckham played with the son of world famous Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff's son Jordi while he was at Manchester United, and will be eager for his sons to avoid the inevitable comparison that will come their way were they to take the sport up professionally.