Romeo Beckham is joined by his father David at soccer practice

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Romeo Beckham, 18, proves he’s following in father David’s footsteps as he sports a man bun and displays his new calf tattoo at soccer practice with Inter Miami

Romeo Beckham proved he’s taking after his father David as he looked near-identical to the former sports star while attending soccer practice with Inter Miami in Florida on Saturday.  

The 18-year-old looked in his element as he hit the pitch with his teammates while dad David, who is a co-owner of the club, and brother Cruz, 15, watched on. 

Romeo was seen chatting with some of his fellow players during training before he worked on his football skills.


Bend it like Papa Beckham! Romeo Beckham followed in his father David’s footsteps (pictured right in 2004) as he joined his dad and younger brother Cruz at soccer practice with Inter Miami in Florida on Saturday

The teen sported a blue jersey and black shorts while he also wore a face mask for some of the training.

As Romeo hit the pitch, it was clear he had inherited his father’s keen sports skills. Yet the talented teen also seemed to be emulating his dad’s style as he sported a man bun famously rocked by David in the Noughties. 

The former Burberry model also suggested he is following his father’s keen interest in body art after revealing a large tattoo on his calf. He revealed the inking – thought to be his second – last month, and showed off the tattoo again as he took to the pitch.

Appearing to depict a large eagle in flight, the black ink design is not dissimilar to the lifelike work carried out at his father’s tattoo studio of choice – Hollywood’s Shamrock Social Club.


Similar: Romeo showed off his new calf inking, which looks strikingly like the eagle tattoo beneath David’s left armpit (right) albeit on a notably smaller scale

David, 45, is understood to have more than 60 designs inked across his body, with many dedicated to his fashion designer wife Victoria, their four children and his illustrious playing career. 

It is also strikingly similar to the eagle tattoo inked beneath David’s left armpit, albeit on a notably smaller scale.

However it is not Romeo’s first time under the needle, with the teenager previously revealing a small tattoo on his rib-cage while holidaying with his family in Greece last August.

Family: The 18-year-old looked in his element as he hit the pitch with his teammates while David, who is a co-owner of the club, watched on


Sport: Romeo was seen chatting with some of his fellow players during training before he worked on his football skills

Meanwhile, former footballer David who retired in 2013, looked in good spirits as he watched his son play. 

David – who sported a dark green T-shirt along with dark trousers and a black cap – appeared to wear his mask below his mouth for some of the training despite people being told to wear one when closer than six feet to others. 

The sports star was also seen giving his youngest son Cruz, 15, a hug outside the pitch.  

Training: The teen sported a blue jersey and black shorts while he also wore a face mask for some of the training


Safety: David appeared to wear his mask below his mouth for some of the training despite people being told to wear one when closer than six feet to others

Romeo has taken after his father with his passion for football and sometimes shares snaps of his training sessions on Instagram.

Cruz recently revealed his plans to pursuit a singing career, similar to that of their Spice Girl mother, Victoria.

And Romeo also proved it runs in the family on Thursday as he playfully uploaded a snap of himself for a makeshift album cover.

Fan: Romeo has taken after his father with his passion for football and sometimes shares snaps of his training sessions on Instagram


Father and son: The sports star was also seen giving his youngest son Cruz, 15, a hug outside the pitch

Future: Cruz recently revealed his plans to pursuit a singing career, similar to that of their Spice Girl mother, Victoria


Career: Last week, Cruz, 15, admitted his ‘biggest dream in life is to make music’ during an Instagram Q&A

Legendary: Should Cruz launch a music career, he’ll be following in the footsteps of songstress-turned-fashion designer Victoria who soared to fame as one-fifth of the Spice Girls

The model sported a red and blue shirt and shades on his head, just one-day after playing the guitar for another Instagram photo while claiming he’s ‘a musician’. 

Last week, Cruz, 15, admitted his ‘biggest dream in life is to make music’ during an Instagram Q&A.

The aspiring artist – who turns 16 later this month – has often shared clips of himself singing, playing the guitar, and mixing music from home.

Deal: David recently signed a lucrative deal to be the media-friendly face of the controversial Gulf state of Qatar, according to the Mail on Sunday


Lucrative: The former England football captain is believed to have been offered at least £10 million to be the country’s ambassador

Pivotal: David will play a major role in promoting next year’s World Cup there


Law: David, who in 2007 announced he was ‘very honoured to have the tag of gay icon’, risks condemnation for cutting a deal with a country where homosexuality is illegal

Should Cruz launch a music career, he’ll be following in the footsteps of songstress-turned-fashion designer Victoria, 46, who soared to fame as one-fifth of the Spice Girls.

The businesswoman enjoyed mammoth global success with the group, selling 85 million records worldwide. 

Meanwhile, David recently signed a lucrative deal to be the media-friendly face of the controversial Gulf state of Qatar, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The former England football captain is believed to have been offered at least £10 million to be the country’s ambassador, with a major role in promoting next year’s World Cup there.

Image: Sources close to the deal are understood to be discussing a strategy to announce an agreement, after concerns that Qatar’s poor image could tarnish the carefully cultivated Brand Beckham


Human rights: As well as claims of human rights abuses and corruption, the Middle East state’s treatment of gay people has led to it being named as the second most dangerous country to visit for the LGBTQ+ community

Laws: Sex outside of marriage for heterosexual couples also carries a prison sentence of seven years in jail

But David, who in 2007 announced he was ‘very honoured to have the tag of gay icon’, risks condemnation for cutting a deal with a country where homosexuality is illegal and, under sharia law, punishable by imprisonment, flogging or even death.

Sources close to the deal are understood to be discussing a strategy to announce an agreement, after concerns that Qatar’s poor image could tarnish the carefully cultivated Brand Beckham. 

As well as claims of human rights abuses and corruption, the Middle East state’s treatment of gay people has led to it being named as the second most dangerous country to visit for the LGBTQ+ community. Sex outside of marriage for heterosexual couples also carries a prison sentence of seven years in jail.

Sources say, however, that Daivd has been assured that the country is relaxing its policy on such issues.

Assurance: Sources say, however, that Daivd has been assured that the country is relaxing its policy on such issues


Discussion: Talks between David’s advisers and the Qatari committee in charge of World Cup preparations have been ongoing for more than a year

Sponsorship: After discussing options, including the sponsorship of his US soccer team Inter Miami, they are believed to have settled on a personal deal with the star

Talks between David’s advisers and the Qatari committee in charge of World Cup preparations have been ongoing for more than a year. After discussing options, including the sponsorship of his US soccer team Inter Miami, they are believed to have settled on a personal deal with the star. 

One Qatari source said: ‘This is a deal that is supposed to be top secret. It is being kept quiet until there is an opportunity to land it without David’s PR being affected too much.

‘Well, that’s the hope anyway. Qatar are very much in his hands. There are concerns about his reputation but there is enough money on the table for the optics not to matter so much.

‘That said, it will be officially landed at an opportunistic time.’

One Qatari source said: ‘This is a deal that is supposed to be top secret. It is being kept quiet until there is an opportunity to land it without David’s PR being affected too much’

They added: ‘Well, that’s the hope anyway. Qatar are very much in his hands. There are concerns about his reputation but there is enough money on the table for the optics not to matter so much’

They also said: ‘That said, it will be officially landed at an opportunistic time’

Another source said: ‘David has so many big-money deals, you do wonder why he would want one like this.’

Another source said: ‘David has so many big-money deals, you do wonder why he would want one like this.’

A major concern could be the reaction to any deal with Qatar among the ex-footballer’s numerous high-profile gay friends, including Sir Elton John, who hosts him on his yacht in the South of France every summer.

David, who is worth an estimated £360 million, is known to be a frequent visitor to the Gulf state – he ended his playing career with Qatar-owned French team Paris Saint-Germain in 2013.

He is also close friends with the club’s president, Nasser-Al Khelaifi, and the pair have been seen together at football matches in recent years.

A spokesman for David Beckham declined to comment. 

Concern: A major concern could be the reaction to any deal with Qatar among the ex-footballer’s numerous high-profile gay friends, including Sir Elton John, who hosts him on his yacht in the South of France every summer

Travel: David, who is worth an estimated £360 million, is known to be a frequent visitor to the Gulf state

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