Report: Everton trio eyeing January loans; Norwich and Preston keen

Fraser Hornby of Scotland celebrates scoring his teams second goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship group 4 qualifying match between...

Everton trio Antony Evans, Kieran Dowell and Fraser Hornby could all leave on loan in January, according to reports.

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

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (14/10; page 61), Everton trio Antony Evans, Kieran Dowell and Fraser Hornby could all be on their way out of Goodison Park on loan in January.

The trio are three of the most exciting youngsters currently coming through on the blue side of Merseyside, but Marco Silva is yet to hand any of them a chance in the Premier League this season, and thus, temporary exits could be agreed in the winter.

 

The Sun on Sunday (14/10; page 61) reports that a queue of clubs want Hornby, who is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury. Preston North End have become the latest side to register an interest in the striker.

Meanwhile, Norwich are keen on Evans, but they will reportedly have to convince Everton that they can help the midfielder improve after his underwhelming loan spell at Morecambe last season.

Anthony Evans of Everton during the Premier League II match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at the Lamex Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Stevenage, England.

The report does not suggest a potential destination, but does add that Dowell is another Toffees starlet likely to be on the lookout for a loan move in the new year. Dowell was at Nottingham Forest last season, but seemed to run out of steam after a sensational start.

It certainly appears to make a lot of sense to send the club's brightest youngsters into the Championship as they look to continue their development. They appear to be some way off getting game-time at Goodison right now, and they need the stage to prove that they could potentially be good enough to force their way into Silva's plans in the future.

Kieran Dowell of Everton celebrates with tema mates after scoring his teams third goal during a preseason friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at Sportpark de Stockakker on July...

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