Elton John’s seven-year-old son has signed for Watford.
The pop superstar and former Hornets owner has spoken of his joy at Zachary’s love for football.
And now the lad, who already plays for the Premier League club’s academy side, will be staying longer.
Elton and husband David Furnish also have a five-year-old son, Elijah, who so far seems more interested in music.
Watford’s honorary life president twice owned the club, between 1976 and 2002.
And Elton must be overjoyed at the progress made by Zachary.
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He has recently spoken of his desire to focus even more on his kids, at the expense of his touring and composing.
And he said of his sons: “They’re thriving. They’re seven and five now.
“Zachary is incredibly into soccer. He plays for the Watford academy team.”
But, however successful he becomes in football, Zachary is unlikely to match the longevity of his dad’s connection with the Hornets.
The Candle in the Wind singer became the Hornets’ chairman in 1976 at the start of their rise from the fourth-tier to the top flight inside six years under Graham Taylor.
But Elton has admitted younger son Elijah is keener on reaching the right pitch than playing on it.
The six-time Grammy winner, 71, said: “Elijah loves music – they both do – but especially Elijah.”
But, although Elton hopes they succeed at their chosen careers, he would be happy if they stayed out of the limelight for a few years yet.
He said: “They are great kids. We want them to have a normal life, to go to school and not be celebrity kids.”
Dream Team World Cup has landed
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
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The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
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