Patrick Kluivert’s Nine-Year-Old Son Has Just Signed His First Endorsement Deal With Nike (Photo)

Chris Wright

27th, July 2017


When Pies’ were nine years old, we were far too busy racing our penny farthings and playing hoop-and-stick in the streets to worry about signing endorsement deals with global sportswear conglomerates.

Alas, times have changed, and now we live in a world where Patrick Kluivert’s nine-year-old son Shane has a lucrative sponsorship deal with Nike which he announced himself via his very own verified Instagram account…

Very proud signed my first contract with @nike 💙

A post shared by Shane Kluivert (@shanekluivert) on

Shane has been swept up by Nike’s ‘talent identification department’ after making a name for himself starring in the PSG academy side, despite his father leaving his directorial position at the Ligue 1 club under something of a cloud a month or so ago.

His social media output, while likely published by someone else, already has that odd, banal tone redolent of his senior professional counterparts…

I like vacation but miss the ⚽️games @psg . Thank you @sallylagunova for this youtube video 💙#linkinbio

A post shared by Shane Kluivert (@shanekluivert) on

Shackled by corporate micro-management before his 10th birthday.

Modern football really is weird, and a little bit creepy.