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The son of a former Premier League and European star has followed in his father’s foot steps by signing professional terms at Barcelona.
Youngster Shane celebrated his 16th birthday by penning his first professional deal at the Nou Camp.
The teenager plays as a forward, similar to his father, and previously featured for Paris Saint-Germain at youth level.
His dad was previously technical director at the French giants, only to step down after less than a year in the role in 2017.
The family links go back further, with Shane’s father turning out for Barcelona between 1998 and 2004.
Shane, the son of a former legend of European football, signed his first professional deal at Barcelona on his 16th birthday
Shane’s father called the Nou Camp his home between 1998 and 2004, and also turned out for Ajax and Newcastle United
Shane’s father is of course Patrick Kluivert, the former Dutch international who enjoyed a glittering playing career.
Patrick turned out for the likes of Ajax, AC Milan, Newcastle United and Valencia as well as Barcelona, and will surely be hoping his youngest son can follow suit.
Kluivert Snr, who is currently the manager of Turkish Superlig side Adana Demirspor, has created something of a footballing dynasty.
Another of his sons, Justin Kluivert, 24, is currently playing for Bournemouth in the Premier League and already has two caps for the Dutch national team.
Eldest son Quincy, 26, featured for Ajax as a youth team player but is now a DJ, and 22-year-old Ruben turns out for FC Dordrecht in the Dutch second division.
Shane is the son of former Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert, and he has followed in his father’s footsteps by signing for Barcelona
Shane’s older brother Justin currently plays for Bournemouth in the Premier League
Shane could well be the most exciting of the lot though, racking up numerous caps for the Netherlands age-group sides already after being signed to sportswear giants Nike as a nine-year-old.
He left PSG in the same summer that his father stepped down as technical director, and he could now be set for a bright future at Barcelona.
Wonderkid Lamine Yamal, who is also 16, has shown that Xavi is not afraid to give young players an opportunity in his first team.
Yamal recently became the youngest-ever play to represent Spain at senior level, and Kluivert’s footballing pedigree suggests he could be breaking similar records soon.
Post source: Daily mail