Sources: Everton giant agrees personal terms with new club, 7-figure move close
Everton striker Fraser Hornby has agreed personal terms with Stade Reims as he closes in on a transfer, Football Insider understands.
The 20-year-old has spent the season on loan at Belgian side KV Kortrijk, a move this site first revealed last August.
An Everton source has told Football Insider that the club have given the green light for 6ft 4in Hornby to make a permanent exit.
He has accepted the offer of a four-year contract from Stade Reims, who finished sixth in the recently-terminated Ligue 1 campaign.
There is growing confidence that a move can be finalised by the end of this month.
Stade Reims are set to pay a seven-figure fee for the Scotland Under-21 international, who has spent the last six years learning his trade at Everton.
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Hornby joined the Merseyside big hitters from Northampton in 2014 for around £65,000.
He made his first-team debut in a Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol in 2017 and scored regularly for the Everton Under-23s – eight times from 33 matches at that level, before his move to Belgium at the start of this season.
In 2019-20, he made 16 appearances for KV Kortrijk, scoring four goals and supplying one assist.
Everton are already working on a potential replacement for Hornby.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Merseysiders are keeping close tabs on Kiwi wonderkid forward Matthew Garbett ahead of the summer window.
The Sweden-based 18-year-old is also wanted by another top-10 Premier League club.
In other Everton news, Southampton’s stance on selling Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to the Toffees is explained in detail.