Medical scheduled: Everton grant permission for attacker to seal exit for 19/20 - Sources
EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Everton striker Fraser Hornby is set to undergo a medical with Belgian side KV Kortrijk as he puts the finishing touches to a loan move, Football Insider understands.
The top-tier outfit are set to beat English League One and League Two sides to the temporary capture of the Scotland Under-21 international.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that Everton have given permission for Hornby to travel to Belgium today to finalise a move to Kortrijk and have medical tests.
The 19-year-old has slipped further down the pecking order at Goodison Park following the £27million signing of Moise Kean from Juventus earlier this month.
Manager Marco Silva does not regard Hornby as a possible first-team player for this season and has given the green light for him to go out on loan.
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Everton hope the rising star can get valuable first-team experience and develop his game in a league where the standard is not as demanding as the English top flight.
Hornby has made impressive strides at Everton since signing from Northampton in 2014.
He has been a regular scorer in the club’s Under-23s side but has made just a single appearance for the senior side, which came two years ago in the Europa League.