The NextGen Series, the exciting European competition showcasing football’s finest young stars, has today confirmed one of the most prestigious outfits in French football, Paris St-Germain F.C, as the next club signing up to the tournament for the next three years.
PSG becomes the second side, along with Chelsea FC, to sign up to next season’s NextGen Series as the competition expands from 16 to 24 clubs. The Parisians’ become the second French team in the competition alongside Olympique de Marseille and join some of Europe’s most elite teams, including Barcelona, Manchester City, Inter Milan and Liverpool.
The tournament has proven to be a huge success in its first year, providing Europe’s finest youth talent with a solid platform on which to hone their skills in a competitive international environment.
Commenting on PSG’s participation in next season’s NextGen Series, Mark Warburton, the tournament’s co-founder said: “PSG are renowned for their youth development with some of Europe’s finest players coming through their academy – we are delighted to welcome such a prestigious club to the tournament.”
PSG Academy Director, Bertrand Reuzeau, said: “We are very proud to represent French football in the NextGen Series alongside Olympique de Marseille. It will be a good test and a great experience for our players to play against some of the best clubs in Europe. We hope PSG perform well during this tournament.“
The winners of the inaugural NextGen Series were Internazionale Milano, beating AFC Ajax in the final played at London’s Leyton Orient on March 25th 2012.