Romeo Beckham has signed his first professional football contract.

Romeo Beckham

Romeo Beckham

The 19-year-old star - the son of former England captain David Beckham - has put pen to paper on a deal with American side Fort Lauderdale, the sister team of his father's club Inter Miami.

Romeo's Instagram bio reads: "Footballer for @fortlauderdalecf"

The soccer player shared a picture of himself training, and he added the caption: "Follow your dreams"

His mum Victoria Beckham commented: "We are so proud of you Romeo x (sic)"

Fort Lauderdale CF play in USL League One, the third-tier of American soccer.

On Sunday (05.09.21), they played out a 0-0 draw with Chattanooga Red Wolves, and Romeo was an unused substitute.

He has teamed up with a familiar face in the shape of Harvey Neville, the son of his dad's former Manchester United and England team-mate Phil Neville, who is currently coaching Inter Miami.

Harvey played the full 90 minutes in Sunday's draw, which left Fort Lauderdale in fourth place, eight points off top spot.

In February, Victoria admitted Romeo wanted to be a pro footballer and had been training with Inter Miami - who David co-owns - in a bid to make his dreams come true.

She said: "Romeo has been training with the team over here every day, because ultimately that’s what he wants to do."

But Victoria, 47, insisted she wasn't in "football wife mode" again just yet.

When quizzed on the subject, she said: "No, the only reason why I’m wearing my Reebok cap is because I haven’t had time to do my hair."

Romeo and his two brothers, Brooklyn, 22, and Cruz, 16, signed up to London football team Arsenal's academy in 2014, but all three eventually left.

Brooklyn was released first and Romeo departed a few months later.

But David - who also has daughter Harper, 10, with Victoria - said at the time his middle son had "other passions" to pursue.

He said: "Romeo said he didn’t want to play football any more.

"He’s got other passions and I like that."

In March 2019, Victoria admitted the couple's three sons didn't want to let their father down when they decided they didn't want to become soccer players.

She said at the time: "All three boys used to have contracts with Arsenal.

"Brooklyn was the first to say he didn't want to play any more.

"And then Romeo decided he didn't want to do it either.

"I remember Romeo sitting in the bath getting really upset saying, 'I don't want to let Daddy down'.

"So I told him daddy just wants you to be happy. And now he's playing tennis. Every day."