Brooklyn Beckham to leave Arsenal after failing to secure youth scholarship

Brooklyn Beckham might have suffered a setback in his bid to become a famous footballer like his father. According to reports, the talented teenager will be making an early exit from Arsenal, who have decided not to offer him a youth scholarship at the end of the season.

The youngster is enrolled at the club's Hale End Academy and was hoping to secure a two-year deal to continue with the north London club, where his younger brothers Romeo, 12, and Cruz, 10, also play. It is not known whether or not he will look to find another club.

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Just last month, Brooklyn hit the headlines when he was a surprise addition in Arsenal's Under-18 side, despite being just 15 years old. However, according to the Mail, his inclusion was due to a number of older youth players being away at a tournament in Qatar – and a decision has already been made to let him go this summer.

The eldest son of David Beckham and Victoria Beckham seemed to be enjoying his time at Arsenal, sharing pictures of himself with his teammates and posting videos from his games. Last week, proud dad David was seen cheering Brooklyn on in Liverpool as he played for the club's junior side.

Brooklyn had only joined Arsenal's youth academy in recent years, meaning he was playing catch up to the majority of other youngsters. Despite the decision not to retain him, Arsenal youth coaches reportedly still rate the teenager highly but feel other players in his position are more advanced in their development.

Brooklyn Beckham and his brothers are all keen fooballers - like their dad David Beckham

The youngster might choose to focus on his modelling career following his release from the club; Brooklyn made his modelling debut in 2014, and has since appeared in several magazines and campaigns, most recently for clothing company Reserved at the start of the year.

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