- Son of a former Premier League and Barcelona star signs contract at Nou Camp
- The 16-year-old previously played for PSG before moving to the Spanish giants
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The son of a former Premier League and European star has followed in his father’s footsteps and signed a professional contract with Barcelona.
Youngster Shane celebrated his 16th birthday by signing his first professional contract at the Nou Camp.
The teenager plays as a striker like his father and previously played for Paris Saint-Germain at youth level.
His father was previously technical director at the French giant but stepped down in 2017 after less than a year in the role.
The family ties go back even further: Shane’s father traveled to Barcelona between 1998 and 2004.
Shane, the son of a former European football legend, signed his first professional contract with Barcelona on his 16th birthday
Shane’s father was based at the Nou Camp between 1998 and 2004 and also played for Ajax and Newcastle United
Shane’s father is of course Patrick Kluivert, the former Netherlands international who had a brilliant playing career.
Patrick has played for Ajax Amsterdam, AC Milan, Newcastle United and Valencia as well as Barcelona, among others, and will certainly hope his youngest son can follow suit.
Kluivert Snr, currently coach of Turkish Super League side Adana Demirspor, has created something of a football dynasty.
Another of his sons, Justin Kluivert, 24, currently plays for Bournemouth in the Premier League and has already earned two caps for the Dutch national team.
Eldest son Quincy, 26, played for Ajax as a youth player but is now a DJ, and 22-year-old Ruben plays for FC Dordrecht in the Dutch second division.
Shane is the son of former Netherlands legend Patrick Kluivert and has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing for Barcelona
Shane’s older brother Justin currently plays for Bournemouth in the Premier League
However, Shane might be the most exciting of all, having won numerous caps for the Dutch age group teams after being signed to sportswear giant Nike as a nine-year-old.
He left PSG the same summer his father stepped down as technical director and now he could have a bright future at Barcelona.
Prodigy Lamine Yamal, also 16, has shown that Xavi is not afraid to give young players a chance in his first team.
Yamal recently became the youngest player ever to represent Spain at senior level and Kluivert’s footballing pedigree suggests he could soon break similar records.