Everton announced on Wednesday afternoon that young forward Fraser Hornby had signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club.
Indeed, the 18-year-old has penned a new three-year deal at Goodison Park after an encouraging last 12 months.
Hornby scored 16 times in 20 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League last season before making the jump into Everton’s Under-23 team, where he scored three times.
The teenager also appeared for Everton’s first team against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League last season, and it would be fair to say that there is a lot of excitement surrounding the forward.
Hornby ended a strong season by representing Scotland’s Under-21 outfit at the Toulon Tournament, and scored on their route to the semi-finals of the competition.
The Everton fans have been reacting to the contract news on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are very excited about Hornby’s future at the Merseyside club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Congratulations,hope you make first team squad.
— IAN REID (@RIBBSO) July 4, 2018
Well done mate hope to see you in the 1st team squad
— Robert James (@RobertJames1956) July 4, 2018
Been in our under 23’s good forward player very clinical goal scorer also started in the 3-0 win over Apollon in the Europa league
— Man Of Steel ?⚪️? (@scottpoole21) July 4, 2018
Congrats Baby Dunc
— Neil (@spuddy1878) July 4, 2018
Get in Fraser! Keep pushing mate!
— Paul Guy (@_PabloGuy_) July 4, 2018
— Jordan Pickford’s 3 inch arms (@Manners16) July 4, 2018
Boss mate I can’t wait to see you play
— Liverpool Local Business (@local_liverpool) July 4, 2018
like the look of this lid, think he’s got big potential
— Steven Kenyon (@stevenkenyon) July 4, 2018
Quality young player
— Paul Parr (@Paul_Parr_1989) July 4, 2018