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CONFIRMED: Everton striker Fraser Hornby loaned to KV Kortrijk

The Scotland under-21s man will spend the season in the Belgian top-flight

Wigan Athletic v Everton - Pre-Season Friendly
This is the first loan of Hornby’s career
Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

Young Everton forward Fraser Hornby has completed a move to Belgian side K.V. Kortrijk on a season-long loan.

Hornby, 19, made his Blues debut in the 3-0 Europa League dead-rubber win over Apollon Limassol in December 2017, but has yet to make another competitive first team appearance for the club since then.

He scored five goals in 16 outings for David Unsworth’s under-23s last season, and has impressively netted as many in six games for Scotland’s under-21s since his debut in May 2018, including a hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Andorra.

Hornby, who featured in three of Everton’s pre-season fixtures this summer, joined the Blues in September 2014 from his home town club, Northampton Town, for an initial fee of £65,500.

Kortrijk, who finished mid-table in eighth last campaign, sit ninth after five games this year.

The Belgian club are, like Cardiff City, owned by Malaysian businessman Vincent Tan.