David Beckham 'devastated but relieved' son doesn't want to play football anymore

David Beckham 'devastated but relieved' son doesn't want to play football anymore
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International football star David Beckham has revealed that his second eldest son, Romeo, may be following in his mother Victoria's footsteps instead of his.

In an interview with Radio Times, the former Manchester United footballer described how the 13-year-old told him the 'devastating' news.

"The other day Romeo turned round to me and said he didn't want to play football any more. Part of me was devastated but part of me was relieved, too."

He added: "He's got other passions and I like that."

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the English footballer says his son seems to be following Victoria's fashionable lead instead. Romeo has modelled for Burberry last year and this year, landed Burberry's holiday campaign, according to TeenVogue.

The father of three boys and a girl hinted that eldest son Brooklyn, 15, also has creative pursuits, saying "photography is his passion".

The dashing teenager's Instagram featuring artistic black-and-white shots and selfies currently has more than 5.2 million followers.

But perhaps at least one of his children will be keen to pursue the career path of the famous footballer.

The Beckham's 4-year-old daughter reportedly told her mum that she would like to be a footballer.

Victoria recounted in an interview with Good Morning America in September, that having a daughter who 'loves football' is 'like a dagger' through the heart.

'She loves fashion, you know, as all little girls do… but she loves sports,' Beckham said of daughter Harper.

'She said to me the other day "Mummy, I think I want to play football."

'Dagger through the heart! I have three boys that want to play football, you know, come on, let one of them want to be into fashion or dance.'

candicec@sph.com.sg

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