Watford sign Dennis Bergkamp’s son

Mon 01 February 2021 | 19:09

Watford announced they have completed the signing of Mitchel Bergkamp, son of former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp.

The 22-year-old, who spent time on trial with


earlier this season, has joined the Hornets’ Under-23s on a six-month contract with an option of a further deal, subject to international clearance.

The attacking midfielder, who spent nine years with

Almere City

, followed the footsteps of his father by moving to England this year to further his career.

Mitchel's father Dennis won three Premier League titles during his 11-year spell with Arsenal.

"When I was younger it was difficult [to be compared all the time] but I've adapted to it now,"

Mitchel told Watford's official website


"It's just my name and I'm my own player and hopefully I can leave my own legacy. He's been amazing to me and for me. He's my number one fan and has always been there for me. 

"It's a privilege to have him as my dad and to work with him on my game."

source: SportMob