Patrick Kluivert’s son, Shane Kluivert, has signed a professional contract with Barcelona, as officially confirmed by the club. The contract runs until 2026, and doesn’t include a release clause unlike the other La Masia graduates. But he could be offered a new deal if he is able to perform well when given the opportunity.
The player also acknowledged the massive step in his young career by graduating from the La Masia academy and following in his father’s footsteps. Patrick Kluivert played for Barcelona for six seasons, scoring 122 goals and winning the league title in 1999 with them.
Patrick Kluivert’s son Shane signs first professional contract with Barcelona
Shane was previously a part of the PSG academy and made the move to La Masia in 2017. Now, he has signed his first professional contract which makes him eligible to play for the senior team. And considering Xavi Hernandez’s faith in the academy products, he could follow the likes of Gavi, Alejandro Balde,Ezzalzouli Abde, Lamine Yamal and more to break into the first team.
Like his father, Shane Kluivert plays as a forward and could become a rotational option as he grows into the role. He is still eligible to play for the U18 side and could continue his development with the youngsters as he waits for an opportunity with the senior team.