Everton boss David Moyes admits they could join the NextGen Series next season.
The Goodison outfit had to turn down an invitation to join the inaugural competition last year, which was won by Inter Milan with Aston Villa defeating Chelsea in this season’s final in Como on Monday.
And Moyes said: “Both (head of Academy) Alan Irvine and I are very keen to keep developing our Academy and we are considering joining the NextGen Series, which we were invited into when it first started.
“We didn’t feel we had the numbers to be able to cope with more games but it’s something that I would be keen for us to get involved with in the future.
“The experience of European games would be helpful in the development of the young players.”