According to AD, 23 of the 34 professional clubs in the Netherlands have registered to be part of the newly formed U21 league which will start next season.

The KNVB have announced a new U21 competition that will begin next season, with the winner of the competition earning a place in the second division, which is one tier lower than the Keuken Kampioen Divisie.

PSV Eindhoven, AZ Alkmaar, Ajax, and Utrecht all have their U21 sides already in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie so will not be taking part in the new league. That is also the case for Sparta and FC Volendam, who play in the second division. SC Heerenveen, RKC Waalwijk, Willem II, TOP Oss and Telstar have all not made their mind up yet.

Feyenoord will be the biggest name in the league and they will aim to eventually work their way up to the Keuken Kampioen Divise. They had the chance to place their Jong side in the league years ago, but declined.

The league is set to feature 34 teams, split into four divisions.

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