David Beckham helps son Romeo land first professional football contract at 19

Romeo Beckham, son of Inter Miami co-owner and football legend David Beckham, has secured his first professional contract as a footballer playing out in America.

The 19-year-old has signed for Fort Lauderdale CF, who play in the League One of the United Soccer League.

Fort Lauderdale, based in Florida, are the sister club of Inter Miami, who are currently eleventh in the MLS.

Romeo, who is the second oldest of the four Beckham children, has been training with both Fort Lauderdale and Inter Miami over the past few weeks but has finally put pen to paper with the former.

Just like his father, Romeo is a right-sided player, being able to play as a right-winger and also a right-back, where his father played on several occasions for England to accommodate for speedy winger Aaron Lennon.

Romeo won’t be the only player trying to follow in his father’s footsteps at Lauderdale, he will be linking up with Harvey Neville, son of Phil Neville, who is Inter Miami manager.

Phil and David enjoyed eight years together at Manchester United, the pair won six Premier League titles together as well as three FA Cups and the Champions League in the 1998/99 campaign.

Beckham then left the club to join Real Madrid and become one of the Galacticos in 2007.

The Englishman spent five years at Madrid before moving to LA Galaxy and beginning to make his mark in America.

Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2007 and played there for five years, which includes two brief loan spells at AC Milan. He then spent half a season at Paris Saint-Germain before retiring.

The 46-year-old always had his heart set on remaining in football, which led to his joint-ownership of his Miami club, when he joined LA Galaxy in 2007 he had a clause added to his contract which allowed him to buy an MLS expansion team.

The Beckham family moved to America in December last year, with Victoria Beckham tellingVogue: "Romeo has been training with the team over here every day because ultimately that’s what he wants to do."

Well, those training sessions certainly paid off.

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