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29 August 2017

Patrick Kluivert’s nine-year-old son Shane signs for his dad’s former club Barcelona

PATRICK KLUIVERT’S nine-year-old son Shane has signed for his dad’s former club Barcelona.

The promising kid – who was playing for French giants Paris Saint-Germain – is already hot property in the football world with a sponsorship deal with Nike in the bag.

Shane Kluivert with his dad and Holland legend Patrick
The Barcelona kid already has a deal in place with Nike
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And now the Holland legend’s youngest lad will follow in his old man’s footsteps by going to the Nou Camp club.

He will play for FC Barcelona Alevin – the club’s Under-11s.

Kluivert senior was technical director at Neymar’s club but left in June after just a year in charge.

He now lives in Spain so the move for Shane makes sense and he will begin training at the famed La Masia on Monday.

Shane – whose older brother Justin, 18, plays for Ajax – made headlines last month when he penned a deal with Barcelona and PSG sponsors Nike.

He is believed to be the youngest athlete in Europe to put pen to paper on such a contract.


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Patrick Kluivert is a Barcelona legend
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The Holland hero celebrates with Brazil icon Rivaldo during Barcelona’s La Liga-winning season in 1999
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The deal was announced on Instagram by his chuffed father, who posted a picture of the duo with the caption: “My son so proud of you. Just signed his first contract with Nike at 9 years.”

Last July Shane and his dad visited the facilities at Ciutat Esportiva – the training ground and academy base of Barcelona.

His arrival spells some good news for the crisis-hit Barcelona club.

Legend Andres Iniesta has admitted for the first time he is considering his future.

And Lionel Messi’s father Jorge held talks with Manchester City chiefs over a possible move.


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