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Beckham hopes his academies can produce Premiership star

LA Galaxy star David Beckham admits he hopes his academy produces a world class player one day.

The England superstar has academies in both Greenwich and Los Angeles and is to open a new one in Brazil.

Becks, 33, was once spotted at the Bobby Charlton Soccer School before being signed by Manchester United.

And he admitted to The Sun: "It would be great if a player made the Premiership in 10 years' time or played for their country and then did a TV interview and said they went to the David Beckham Academy. I'd be very proud.

"The kids go to the academy to enjoy themselves and learn. It is not about having the best young kids.

"But if we do have good players, I would be absolutely honoured.

"I love working with kids and it is a case of giving them a safe place to go and to learn about different things. We have one in London, one here in LA and, hopefully, in a year-and-a-half, one in Brazil.

"I would love to have different academies in different places. Having academies in Asia is now a possibility. We are already looking at it. I am aiming to have as many around the world as possible.

"To have two, with another coming up, makes me feel very lucky."

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