The Dutch Eredivisie may have its very own David Beckham in the making, if the latest goal from Belgian prospect Marco Weymans is to be believed.
A 17-year-old left-back currently on the books at league-leaders PSV Eindhoven in Holland, Weymans has made headlines after scoring a sensational goal for the Belgium under-19 international side.
It came during a European Championship qualifier with Sweden on Saturday and was eerily reminiscent of David Beckham’s goal of the season strike against Wimbledon back in 1996.
Picking up the ball in his own half, the defender spotted the opposition keeper off his line and let fly from just inside his own half.
Scored just six minutes after coming on as a substitute for the Belgium youth side, the goal was a near mirror-image of the famous Manchester United no.7’s effort.
Belgium, meanwhile, went on to win the game 2-0 with Weymans goal sealing the victory with four minutes of normal time remaining.
Whether the strike catapults Weymans to the same dizzy heights reached by Beckham in his playing career remains to be seen but, for now, the Belgian youngster is taking all the plaudits.
Which is the better goal – Weymans’ or Beckham’s?