Manchester United fans may soon get to see the word "Beckham" scrawled across a Red Devils jersey once more, setting up teammates and astounding fans at Old Trafford.
It just won't be David.
Brooklyn Beckham, David's eldest son with his wife Victoria, had a trial training session with one of United's youth squads on Thursday, Mike Keegan of the Manchester Evening News confirmed. It was also confirmed that David was in attendance to watch his son and that this was not a mere case of nepotism; Brooklyn may wind up on the Red Devils youth teams soon.
"He was there with his dad and took part in a practice session with one of the academy sides," a source told Keegan. "It was a chance for him to impress and if he's done well then no doubt the club will look at taking him on."
The 14-year-old is currently playing in the youth program for Queens Park Rangers under-14s. He made his debut with the squad in September, where he served as a right wing in the Rangers' 2-0 loss to Charlton Athletic.
Although his form was said to be solid enough to pique United's interest, it's unclear how Brooklyn held his own against the Red Devils' other young talent in one of the finest developmental soccer programs in the world.
Of course, David serves as one of United's most famous alumni. The former English international joined the Manchester United youth program in 1991, a few years before seeing regular first-team action. David then spent the better part of the next decade carving out a niche as one of the most talented and respected midfielders on the planet before leaving for Real Madrid under less-than-ideal circumstances in 2003.
Despite his tumultuous end at United, David is still adored in the community, likely playing at least a small role in Brooklyn's tryout. The 38-year-old retired from competitive soccer earlier this year after a spell with Paris Saint-Germain.
Should Brooklyn sign with the Red Devils, he might soon become engaged in a friendly sibling rivalry. David's second son, Romeo, who is 11, signed with Arsenal's youth program in September:
The couple has another son, Cruz, and a daughter, Harper. There's no word on whether either of them fancy themselves as future soccer players. But it's safe to say that, if either of them do, they won't have a hard time finding clubs interested in nurturing their talent.