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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Dutch football club signs one-year-old to 10-year deal

Just when you thought the world couldn't get any wackier, along comes another strange story. Apparently a Dutch club has signed a one-year-old to a 10-year deal based on a video of the 18-month old kicking some footballs into his toy box!!

The Dutch club, VVV-Venlo snapped up young Baerke van der Meij after seeing him kick footballs with amazing accuracy into his toy box. The club even held a press conference where the toddler signed a contract (with a little help from his dad) and dressed up in the shirt of the top flight Dutch club.

The Van der Meij family has close links with the club, with Baerke's grandfather having played for the club in the past.

"The toddler's favourite position has not yet been determined. However, we can speak of a right-footed player with a very good kicking technique, perseverance and, importantly, football genes via his grandfather," read a VVV-Venlo press release.

Is this another budding Ronaldo or Messi? Or even Van Persie? Rumour has it that Arsene Venger, the Arsenal manager, put in a late bid as he needs another youngster for his team for next season!! (Just kidding!)

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