Report: 'Queue of clubs' want Everton striker Fraser Hornby

6th September 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Under 21 European Championship Football, Scotland U21 versus Andorra U21; Fraser Hornby of Scotland scores Scotlands second goal

Everton striker Fraser Hornby is reportedly attracting plenty of attention after an inspired international break.

Fraser Hornby of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 15, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Everton could allow Fraser Hornby head out on loan to League One during the January transfer window, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (16/09; page 63).

Hornby is still awaiting his Premier League debut for the Toffees, only featuring in one of their Europa League games last season. But he has been impressing for their under-23 side, and really made a name for himself during the international break.

 

The striker scored five goals across two games with Scotland's under-21 side, including a stunning strike in the win over The Netherlands and a hat-trick against Andorra.

And it appears that his form has caught the eye of plenty of clubs. The Sun on Sunday (16/09; page 63) reports that he has a 'queue' forming with sides interested in signing him on loan, and Everton could sanction a temporary move for the teenager in January.

6th September 2018, Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, Scotland; Under 21 European Championship Football, Scotland U21 versus Andorra U21; Fraser Hornby of Scotland celebrates after scoring the...

The Sun on Sunday suggests that League One is the most likely destination for Hornby at this stage. But given his form during the most recent break, perhaps it should not be the greatest surprise if some second tier sides also take a look if he continues to impress.

And while Everton may currently plan to loan Hornby out in January if the right offer comes along, perhaps Marco Silva should not shut the door on the idea of keeping him and gradually integrating him into the first-team at Goodison Park. 

The Toffees do not have a large number of natural striker options to pick from, so perhaps Hornby may get handed a chance at some stage in the near future - which could prove to be bad news for the list of interested sides if he can impress.

0-1 Fraser Hornby of Scotland u21, Timothy Fosu-Mensah of Jong Oranje disappointed during the EURO U21 2019 qualifying match between The Netherlands U21 and Scotland U21 at the Vijverberg...

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