Everton have confirmed that Fraser Hornby has gone on loan to KV Kortrijk for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign.
Predominantly being a striker, the arrival of Moise Kean will have pushed the 19-year-old further down the pecking order at Goodison Park, which has seen the club loan him to the Belgian Jupiler Pro League side.
Hornby has only ever made one first-team appearance for the Toffees, which came in the 2017/18 Europa League campaign, when he played 82 minutes in a 3-0 win against Apollon Limassol, as per Transfermarkt.
He has made an impression at youth level though, having played a combined 53 games for the club’s U23s and U18s, scoring 24 goals and assisting six more, while he helped win the Premier League 2 title in 2018/19.
The striker has also made his mark for his country’s youth ranks, being capped up to U21 level, where he has scored six goals in nine appearances, including two against the Netherlands in qualifying for the 2019 U21 European Championships.
This is Hornby’s first loan spell away from Everton, which will be a big step in his career as he looks to prove he can break through at Goodison Park.
He has shown he can excel at youth level, so this is the next natural progression for him and it is good to see that he has travelled to a country where he will play the likes of Anderlecht and Club Brugge who have Champions League and Europa League quality, rather than dropping down to League One or League Two.
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