WESLEY SNEIJDER has expressed his joy after teenage son Jessey signed his first professional contract with Dutch club FC Utrecht.
Proud dad Sneijder posted a snap of the 15-year-old midfield prodigy signing his Utrecht deal on Instagram yesterday with the caption: "Proud of you!", reported Dutch publication VI.
Sneijder Jnr's uncle Rodney who he previously played with at Dutch minnows DHSC Utrecht, also happily chimed in under the post.
Ex-Inter Milan legend Sneijder, who's now retired from football, was born in Utrech, but began his career with Ajax, where he played 180 games, scored 58 times, and provided 45 assists.
After hanging up his boots, Sneijder also had the chance to play for his hometown side who were interested in luring him back onto the field if he could get fit.
However, the Dutch national legend decided against a return and now watches Utrecht's games from the luxury of a box seat at their Stadion Galgenwaard.
And now the 37-year veteran will get the chance to watch his son bombing up and down Utrech's left-wing on a regular basis.
The spotlight will now be on Jessey to see if he can emulate his father's career achievements.
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During his lengthy career, Sneijder Snr made a staggering 573 domestic appearances, hitting the net 152 times and chipping in with 143 assists.
Jessey's Utrecht signing will come as a breath of fresh air for Sneijder who, along with ex-Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt was reportedly threatened by Dutch gangsters for betting on an illegal gambling site.
Kuyt, 41, has already admitted to using the site, while Sneijder denies any involvement.
Thugs allegedly told Sneijder that he and his family would be 'kicked into hospital' if he did not pay debts allegedy owed.
To make matters even worse for Sneijder, Dutch authorities are also investigating the claims of his alleged illegal endeavors.
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