Everton are set to make a small profit on academy product Fraser Hornby, who looks set to move to France.
In an exciting update for the youngster, Stade de Reims have reportedly registered their interest in acquiring his services and are ‘very close’ to finalising the deal. According to L’Equipe (via Sport Witness), the move will cost the Ligue 1 side €2million (£1.7m) and Hornby will sign on a four-year deal.
The forward, who is currently on loan with KV Kortrijk, has made just one appearance for Everton’s first team, but has risen through the ranks and played his first senior game. Which is a lot more than can be said for some other academy graduates. His total tally of goals scored for the reserve teams is 24.
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At 20-years-old, Hornby could be about to embark on a career-curving adventure, in France’s top tier no less.
This season, the Scotland U21 international has netted three times in the Jupiler League, proving he can deliver the goods on the big stage (via Transfermarkt).
The departure of Hornby from club gives a promising insight into Carlo Ancelotti’s ability to do business, as he looks unlikely to hold onto anyone who he feels doesn’t fit the bill – no matter their age.
Reims finished the league in sixth position this campaign, showing real promise ahead of next season, which Hornby could be a huge part of.
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