ROMEO BECKHAM reportedly quit football to take up tennis after being released by Arsenal.
He now plays for Brentford B on loan from Inter Miami but his dad feared he would not follow in his footsteps.
David Beckham, 47, revealed he was devastated when he learned Romeo wanted to stop playing.
Romeo took a five-year break from football after he was released by the Gunners academy, report talkSPORT.
He turned to tennis and in a bid to reach the professional level he took lessons from none other than Andy Murray.
The 20-year-old also received tutelage from former female number one Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov.
Becks even paid £30,000 to have a tennis court installed at the family home – only for Romeo to return to his first love.
He began playing football again in 2020 and the tennis court was transformed into a five-a-side pitch.
A year later Romero joined Inter Miami and wowed fans by scoring a free-kick for the second team against Orlando City.
He clearly inherited his set-piece skills from his dad but does work on practising free-kicks regularly in training.
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Romeo is now enjoying a six-month loan spell at Brentford B and scored his first Bees goal last week – an injury-time winner against Wealdstone.
Beckham and wife Victoria have been to watch Romeo in action, even braving the bitter cold during the match against Huddersfield Town B.