Brooklyn Beckham 'to eclipse parents'

Experts believe Brooklyn Beckham has the ability to eclipse his parent's level of fame.

David and Victoria Beckham’s son Brooklyn is set to be “the most famous Beckham ever”.

The 14-year-old star signed with the youth academy of west London team Queens Park Rangers recently.

David – who recently announced his retirement from soccer – is set to be eclipsed by his eldest son, who experts say could outdo the soccer star and his designer wife’s phenomenal fame.

“Brooklyn could be the most famous Beckham ever. There’s a phenomenon around the Beckham brand and family, so the chance of it continuing is exciting,” Nigel Currie of sports marketing firm Brand Rapport told British magazine Heat.

Brooklyn is the eldest of the Beckham kids, he also has brothers Romeo, ten, Cruz, eight and 22-month-old sister Harper.

Steve Martin, chief executive of M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment, explained that just because the Beckham kids have famous parents, it doesn’t mean they will enjoy the same level of success.

“I saw [Brooklyn] aged one or two and he was kicking the football all day every day. He’s lived and breathed it and his father’s been encouraging him. He’s clearly got some talent to be training with QPR. But there’s no guarantee just because his dad was good, he’ll be great. Just because he’s called Beckham doesn’t mean he’ll make it. Pure talent will define him,” he said.

“The appeal of the next generation of Beckhams is huge and there’ll be a lot of people looking out for Brooklyn. His name will carry weight when it comes to sponsorship, but it will come down to performance. David would say himself, his priority was to be a good footballer. I don’t see why Brooklyn would be any different.”

David and Victoria are reportedly proud of their son’s ability.

“Victoria was wary at first, but he’s such a natural with the ball. Now she’s excited about what’s to come for Brooklyn,” a source added.

“David’s so proud of him and thinks he can go all the way to being a football superstar.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Saturday, 01. June 2013