Premier League icons whose sons are tearing it up in academies – like Heskey’s

There’s nothing extra nostalgic than seeing a reputation on the again of a starlets shirt and realising they’re the son of a Premier League nice.

Plenty of the nation’s prime golf equipment have academy stars with well-known footballing dads, who will all be hoping they will break by way of and turn into family names.

All-time main scorers and England superstars alike have sons who’ve been making a reputation for themselves at youth stage, and a few could quickly play in your membership.

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Wayne Rooney

Many will do not forget that younger lad celebrating with the Red Devils’ all-time prime scorer after league title wins, with a medal draped round his neck whereas being hoisted up by his previous man.

Now, donning that well-known strip competitively, 14-year-old Kai Rooney has caught quite a lot of eyes, not purely all the way down to the title of the again of his package.

Kai scored 56 objectives in his first full season with United, partnering that with 28 assists. He returned from harm at first of 2024 and netted twice, proving his future could also be as vivid as his instincts are sharp.

Kai Rooney
Kai comparable taking pictures boots to his father

Emile Heskey

Playing up entrance for Manchester City within the UEFA Youth League is not any imply feat, however to do it along with your brother have to be fairly one thing.

England ace Emile has two sons who lead the road for City’s academy sides, Jaden and Reigan, who’re 18 and 16 respectively. Jaden has captained the U18’s, and Reigan was the one who opened the scoring when the 2 began collectively on the finish of 2023.

The two brothers have come a great distance from that image of them collectively on the pitch after their dad’s first coaching session in Australia, and each have seemingly vivid futures.

Reigan options repeatedly for City’s youth sides

Jaden Heskey
The older Jaden is a vital a part of the Manchester membership’s youth setup

Jason Koumas

Son of former West Brom and Wigan dynamo Jason, Lewis Koumas has been paving his personal path at Liverpool and made headlines after bagging a hat-trick in his facet’s 7-1 rout of Jack Wilshere’s Arsenal within the FA Youth Cup in 2024.

In reverse of the transfer father made, Lewis left Tranmere Rovers for the Reds at U11 stage, and performs the same position to his dad in addition to drifting out huge when wanted.

Scoring 16 objectives throughout the 2022/23 season put him on the map, and he is since turn into an extremely necessary participant for Liverpool’s U21 squad.

Koumas is likely one of the U21s’ tailsmans

Maynor Figueroa

A ‘streets will not neglect’ Premier League legend, the Honduran made virtually 200 appearances for Wigan and was a teammate of Jason Koumas’ for just a few seasons.

Now, their sons are linking up in Liverpool’s academy, with Maynor’s son Keyrol usually that includes up prime for his or her U18 outfit with Lewis Koumas.

The younger Figueroa has a strike on him, similar to his dad

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Keyrol made his debut within the U18s on the age of 16 having arrived on the academy as an U14s participant, and has a very totally different place to his defensive dad.

Andriy Shevchenko

Adjusting for inflation, £31millon transfer to Chelsea in 2006 would now be one in every of, if not the costliest switch of all time. The Ukrainian performed lower than 100 instances for the Blues, however left behind a distinct form of legacy together with his son.

Shevchenko was there to see his son put pen to paper

Celebrating his start by ‘rocking the child’ with Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole after scoring for Chelsea towards Watford in 2006, Shevchenko’ son Kristian has satirically switched from west London to the Hornets.

After years with Chelsea’s academy, Kristian’s first professional contract with Watford signed in 2023 has seen him slot proper into their U18 facet, the place he has been tipped to have a vivid future.