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Baerke van der Mey, a one and a half year old baby, has signed a 10-year professional contract with Dutch football club VVV-Venlo, reports Radio Netherlands.
Video of talented toddler shooting three balls into a toy box got almost million hits in less than ten days, so board of VVV-Venlo, side currently playing in the Eredivisie, the highest football league in the Netherlands, obviously spotted a good opportunity to make a great public stunt out of it.
Baerke was asked to join VVV’s star midfielder Ken Leemans during a training session in De Koel Stadium on Tuesday before being offered the contract.
”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 and perseverance,” said a VVV-Venlo press release.