Everton confirmed that Fraser Hornby has joined KV Kortrijk on a season-long loan deal. The 19-year-old stood little chance of getting minutes under Marco Silva, so he’s opted for a move away from Goodison Park and could sign permanently for the Belgian outfit if all goes well. Kortrijk confirmed Hornby’s loan deal included an option to buy at the end of the season.
With Moise Kean, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun ahead of the Scotland u21 international in the pecking order, he’s right to seek opportunities elsewhere. As per Transfermarkt, Hornby has made 20 appearances at u18 level and 33 at u23 level. He needs competitive football to continue his development but wasn’t getting that at Everton.
He’d made only one appearance in the first-team back in December 2017 and hasn’t made the matchday squad in any competition since. While still only young, Hornby can’t afford to stagnate in the reserves. If a top division side like Kortrijk are interested in Hornby’s signature, it clearly shows he has potential.
So long as he works hard to get into the side, Hornby could enjoy a successful campaign at the Guldensporen Stadion.