Elton John’s son Zachary signs for Watford academy at the age of seven

Pop superstar and former Hornets owner so proud as eldest son is playing for the Premier League club's academy side

Posted Friday, May 18, 2018 by Dreamteamfc.com

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.

Elton John’s son Zachary signs for Watford academy at the age of seven
Elton John must be delighted as son Zachary signs for the Watford academy side

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.

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."

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