Everton youngster Fraser Hornby is set to fly out to Belgium with the aim of completing a loan move to KV Kortrijk, as reported by Football Insider.
There are said to have been various offers from Football League and SPFL clubs for the 19-year-old, but the Belgian Jupiler Pro League outfit are said to be the frontrunners to sign him.
Confidence is reportedly growing that a deal can be completed for the Scotland U21 international by the end of the week.
Hornby has only ever represented Everton’s first-team once, with that appearance coming in a 3-0 Europa League win against Apollon Limassol in 2017, a game in which he played 82 minutes, as per Transfermarkt.
While he hasn’t been able to make much of an impact at senior level, he has impressed in the youth ranks for both club and country.
In a combined 52 appearances for Everton’s U23s and U18s, Hornby has managed 24 goals and six assists.
In addition, he has made nine appearances for Scotland’s U21s since making his debut in May 2018, scoring an impressive six goals – including both of his side’s strikes in a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.
Considering how well Hornby has done in the youth ranks for club and country, it is now the right time for him to head out and get some first-team action.
Sending him to Belgium, where he will be able to face the likes of Anderlecht and Club Brugge, could be a much better option than the Football League for Hornby and should help progress his game.
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