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Former Genesis frontman Phil, 71, has five kids including 17-year-old Matthew.

Phil Collins' son Matthew has joined German side Hannover after impressing at Astoria Walldorf

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Phil Collins’ son Matthew has joined German side Hannover after impressing at Astoria Walldorf
Matthew (left) is the son of rock legend Phil and his ex-wife Orianne Cevey

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Matthew (left) is the son of rock legend Phil and his ex-wife Orianne CeveyCredit: Getty
The central midfielder, born to Collins’ Swiss ex-wife Orianne Cevey, 48, recently impressed with amateur side Astoria Walldorf.

Bundesliga stalwarts Hannover, currently in the second division, have now handed Matthew a one-year contract.

The teenager will be part of the Reds’ youth squad.

Club coaches will no doubt urge him not to copy his dad’s hit single I Missed Again – and tell him to leap highest if the ball is In The Air Tonight.

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Not to mention pleading with Matthew to Turn It On Again in the wake of an impressive display.

Hannover youth coach Achim Sarstedt said: “Matthew isn’t playing for us because he has a famous father.

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“It’s instead because he really stood out in several respects while on trial.”

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Meanwhile club sporting director Marcus Mann labelled Collins Jr as a “good footballer.”

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Quoted by Focus, Mann remarked: “He’s agile, good at football.

“Physically he still has to catch up, then he can become a good footballer.”

Dad Phil has strong links with Hannover, having previously played a dozen concerts in the German city.

He previously said a few years ago: “Matt loves music, but loves his football even more. 

“He is certain he’ll turn professional.

“The other day he said, ‘Another five years and I’ll be gone’.

“He also looks at everything, Bundesliga, French league, everything.”

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