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David Beckham son Brooklyn joins training at Paris Saint-Germain

First Chelsea, now PSG! Brooklyn Beckham joins dad David in training as his fledgling football career receives another boost

By
Andy James

PUBLISHED:

17:06 GMT, 19 February 2013

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UPDATED:

17:52 GMT, 19 February 2013

With his famous father, Brooklyn Beckham was always going to get his foot in the door at Europe's top clubs.

But, just a month after Sportsmail revealed he had a trial at Chelsea, David Beckham's son got another chance to impress today by joining his dad in training at Paris Saint-Germain.

Brooklyn was on the Under 14 roster at the LA Galaxy academy while his dad played in California, and is approaching the age when top clubs will be able to make a call on his prospects of reaching the top.

That's my boy: David Beckham (centre) took son Brooklyn (below) into training with him on Tuesday

That's my boy: David Beckham (centre) took son Brooklyn (below) into training with him on Tuesday

That's my boy: David Beckham (centre) took son Brooklyn (below) into training with him on Tuesday

That's my boy: David Beckham (centre) took son Brooklyn (below) into training with him on Tuesday

That's my boy: David Beckham (centre) took son Brooklyn (below) into training with him on Tuesday

And Sportsmail revealed last month that Brooklyn had a trial at Chelsea's state-of-the-art training ground.

Beckham on trial at Chelsea! But it's not the superstar former England captain… it's his son Brooklyn

Read how Sportsmail broke the exclusive story of Brooklyn Beckham's trial at Cobham

Players and parents were stunned to
see Beckham on the touchline at Cobham, but he was there not for talks
with Chelsea and instead went to watch his
son in a low-key academy game aimed at giving him a taste of English
football at junior level.

If any of Beckham's sons – Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, who are on half-term holiday from their new school in London – do make the grade, it will not be the first father-and-son combination to
play top-class football. Other father-and-son professionals include Teddy and Charlie Sheringham; Mark Chamberlain and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; Arnor and Eidur Gudjohnsen and Johan and
Jordi Cruyff.

David Beckham

David Beckham

Building fitness: Beckham is preparing for his PSG debut after joining the French giants in January

Seeing red: PSG crashed to defeat at lowly Sochaux on Sunday and saw their lead in Ligue 1 cut

Seeing red: PSG crashed to defeat at lowly Sochaux on Sunday and saw their lead in Ligue 1 cut

Beckham Snr, meanwhile, was looking to build up his match fitness, with his PSG debut still on hold following his move to the French big-spenders on January transfer deadline day.

The former England captain, who is looking to win the league championship in a fourth different country, started full training with PSG last week and has not played a competitive match since his last appearance for the Los Angeles Galaxy in December.

He is likely to make his bow for Carlo Ancelotti's side at home against title rival Marseille on February 24. PSG hosts Marseille again three days later in the French Cup.

PSG saw their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings slashed in half after they suffered a surprise 3-2 defeat at lowly Sochaux on Sunday while nearest challengers Lyon thrashed Bordeaux 4-0 away from home.

Martin Jol: Bobby Zamora not always first choice at Fulham

Zamora can”t always be No 1 at Fulham, warns Cottagers boss Jol

Martin Jol has told Bobby Zamora no player can expect to be granted an automatic place in the starting XI at Fulham.

The striker missed Saturday’s 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers with a knee ligament injury and trained on Monday with other players, such as Steve Sidwell, Aaron Hughes and Damien Duff, who did not feature at the weekend.

Zamora, 30, is back in the squad to face Manchester United and was involved in an 11 versus 11 tactical session for the whole of the first team on Tuesday.

Star man Bobby Zamora goes close against Odense

Star man Bobby Zamora goes close against Odense

But Fulham boss Jol refused to single out the England striker as his first choice forward and insisted Zamora has not necessarily been the main target man under his predecessors, Mark Hughes and Roy Hodgson.

Jol said: ‘It would be silly when you’ve got 21 players to say: “This is my best team”. If you work hard and have a good mentality that’s important.

‘There have been a lot of other players – (Eidur) Gudjohnsen, (Zoltan) Gera and (Diomansy) Kamara – and I don’t think you could say: “That was our strike force”.

‘How many times did Bobby play with Andy Johnson in the last three or four years Six or seven times.

‘Even if you would like to start with a certain forward line you have to change it week by week, almost.’

No guarantee: Martin Jol has told Zamora he will not play every week

No guarantee: Martin Jol has told Zamora he will not play every week

The Fulham manager went on to praise Bryan Ruiz, who finally showed his potential with a stunning individual goal and an assist last Saturday.

Jol said Ruiz has struggled since his 10.6million move from FC Twente on deadline day owing to a knee injury but compared the 26-year-old’s talent to Chelsea star Juan Mata, who has impressed since moving from Valencia last summer.

The Dutchman said: ‘Ruiz was a star in Holland and you saw against Everton, Arsenal and Bolton that he is somebody who can make the difference.

‘I feel his best position is probably infield in a 4-3-3 like Juan Mata. It’s one thing we have to think about in the future. He can play with a flank player, on the right himself or even as a second striker.

‘When he came over he had an injury. I couldn”t expect him to do the business from the start. Of course you want that, but it was impossible.

‘Then after three weeks he had an injury again – the same one, the knee. But he will say: “I”m fit now”.

‘Ruiz will be an important player for us. If you talk about the season after next season it would be a bit late. Hopefully he can show his productivity in the next couple of months.’