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Robin van Persie’s son Shaqueel secures his first professional contract with Feyenoord at just 15

Feyenoord signs Robin van Persie's kid to a professional contract till June 2025.

Shakeel Van Persie

Shaqueel van Persie signed his first professional deal with Feyenoord on Monday. Robin van Persie’s 15-year-old son has committed to the Dutch side till 2025, where his dad is currently the youth coach.

This is a love affair involving Van Persie and Feyenoord. And it has recently completed a significant new chapter. Shaqueel van Persie, Robin’s son, inked his first professional deal with Rotterdam on Monday. The 15-year-old striker is contracted to the club until 2025.

The young Dutchman demonstrated himself in the west of the Netherlands after arriving five years ago after going through Man City and Fenerbahçe.  He was also named captain of the Under-16 team.

“We are really satisfied with Shakeel’s growth at Feyenoord,” remarked academy manager Renee Cullen. “Whether it’s for practice or games. This is a big accomplishment for him.”

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Robin Van Persie’s son Shaqueel follows his father’s footsteps

Van Persie

Shaqueel van Persie is very proud after penning the contract. He said, “It’s a very significant day for me, Feyenoord has become a second home for me. Everything about this place is great, from the crowd to the stadium. My ambition is to play and thrive at De Quipe (Feyenoord Stadium’s nickname).”

Following in his father’s footsteps, he began and concluded his journey with the Rotterdam club. After retiring from football in 2019, Robin van Persie now continues to work as a youth coach at Feyenoord. A way to track his son’s progress as closely as possible, after he scored with a spectacular acrobatic rebound against Ajax Amsterdam’s Under-15s in late 2020.

All eyes will be on Shakeel as he will be expected to perform and reach big levels like his father always did for club and country. Shaqueel certainly has the potential to do so. Time will surely tell whether Shakeel can replicate his father’s magic.

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