According to Pete O’Rourke of the Football Insider, Fraser Hornby is set ‘to undergo a medical’ with KV Kortrijk after having ‘finalised terms’ with the Belgian First Division A club. The 19-year-old reportedly turned down interest from a host of English clubs and held talks with Kortrijk in Belgium.
Hornby will be moving on a season-long loan after struggling for playing time under Marco Silva. The Scotland u21 international has made only one appearance for Everton, featuring almost exclusively for the u18s (20 games, 16 goals, three assists) and u23s (33 games, eight goals, three assists), and has sought a temporary move away to get regular playing time.
With Moise Kean, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun for competition up front, chances would be few and far between for the teenager. Football Insider say Hornby had an offer from the Championship, League One and League Two, but he wanted to play top-flight football which was why he’s opted for Kortrijk.
The Belgian outfit are currently ninth in the table with seven points from five games, having won two of their last three. Goals haven’t been a problem for Kortrijk, with the club boasting 10 league goals for the season, but they’re looking for more firepower which has led them to sign Hornby.