(CNN) — Romeo Beckham, son of former England captain and soccer icon David Beckham, has joined Premier League B side Brentford for the remainder of the season on loan from Next Pro League side Inter Miami CF II from MLS .
The 20-year-old midfielder will join his new teammates in Brentford’s reserve team and play in the Premier League Cup and abroad.
“I’m very proud and very happy to be here,” Beckham told Brentford’s official website.
“I came here initially to keep fit in the off-season. Then the opportunity came up to come here on loan and I’ve never been more excited.”
Beckham made 20 appearances for Inter Miami II last season, playing in the MLS NEXT Pro League, contributing 10 assists and two goals.
In July, he was a substitute with Inter Miami, co-owned by his father David, in a friendly match against Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga.
“It was a fun season [en Estados Unidos] and there’s been a lot of ups and downs, but I’m excited to come here and see what I can do.”
“I like the way we play at different levels, abroad and here.”
Meanwhile, Beckham’s family congratulated him on social media.
“Exciting start to the year. Now the hard work and the fun begins. Proud of you mate,” David Beckham posted on his Instagram Story alongside a photo of him and Romeo holding up a Brentford shirt in front of the Brentford Training Centre.
Playing under Brentford B manager Neil MacFarlane and assistant manager Sam Saunders, Beckham says he hopes to continue his development in football, learning from the players around him and playing against men’s teams overseas.
“We’re going to play against men’s teams and it’s a good experience,” added Beckham. “[Quiero] get the experience of playing against men and getting stronger physically, and we’ll see how that can help me progress.”