Inter Miami have handed a contract to Harvey Neville, the son of club head coach Phil Neville.
The 20-year-old defender spent time at both Valencia and Manchester United’s youth academies during his teenage years, before following his father to the Florida.
Since moving stateside, Neville has been featuring for the club’s MLS NEXT Pro side Inter Miami CF II where he has been a regular performer making 36 appearances since joining in May 2021, 15 of which have come at right-back this term.
After featuring for Inter Miami’s senior side in a number of friendly fixtures, Neville has now been handed a senior contract that runs until 2024, with the club holding the option to extend it by up to two more years.
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know, and that may have played a part in Neville’s journey to the first team with his father, Phil, the club’s head coach and family friend, David Beckham, the owner of the franchise.
However given his performances for the development side, it seems that Neville has made quite an impression in his own right.
Inter Miami’s chief soccer officer and sporting director, Chris Henderson said: “Harvey has developed well over these last two seasons with Inter Miami CF II. We’re pleased with his progress as a young player in our system and feel his versatility will offer us cover in a number of areas.”
One man who knows what it’s like to have a son in professional football is Dean Saunders, who revealed that he would have signed his boy, Callum, if he was good enough.