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Brooklyn Beckham joins QPR academy

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Queens Park Rangers have been criticised for splashing the cash on expensive signings - but their latest capture has not cost a penny and comes with pretty good genes.

The recently relegated club have snapped up Brooklyn Beckham for their academy side, according to the Daily Mail, as he looks to shoulder the family's football hopes after his father's retirement last weekend.

It is quite a coup for Rangers, who may have expected the young Beckham to join a Premier League side.

His dad, of course, will forever be associated with Manchester United in this country - while Brooklyn himself is said to be an Arsenal fan.

Also, earlier this season it looked like the 14-year-old might be off to Chelsea when he had a trial at the club, while when he was just four he played for Tottenham.

He was also in the LA Galaxy youth team when his father played in the MLS.

However, it seems like good old geography has been the key factor in him signing for QPR as the club train near the Beckhams’ new family home in west London.

QPR are working hard to improve their academy. Just last month the club were given the go-ahead to develop a new training ground at Warren Farm which will enable them to meet category one academy standards.

Ealing Council granted planning permission for the development, which is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2015-16 season.

The complex will feature grass pitches as well as both indoor and outdoor 3G artificial surfaces and expanded gym and sports science facilities.

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