Ajax join NextGen tournament

Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Celtic and Aston Villa will

all field teams in the competition, which has been formed to allow

Europe’s best young talent to hone their skills in a highly

competitive environment. The British clubs will be joined by the

likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven across the

four-group format, which will see teams play home and away before

the top two progress to the knock-out stage. Fixtures begin on

September 15 and the first NextGen champions will be crowned in

January 2012.