The former Everton head of communications and now northwest Sky correspondent tweeted the news earlier today.
Browning briefly broke into the first team under Roberto Martinez but has since had loan spells away from the club, most recently at Sunderland.
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1 Posted 15/01/2019 at 18:56:47
Maybe he could tell them about Lee Cenk Tosun or Oumar Wang Niasse.
2 Posted 15/01/2019 at 19:06:47
3 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:15:26
Brilliant wit there, John.
4 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:44:23
It will be interesting to see if we get anything for him. He's the sort of player we need to be selling when we first realise they are not going to make it as Everton players. He won't make us loads but in today's climate 6 half-million-pound players a year and a couple of million-pound players gives us more money to put back into the youth setup. Letting all the players go for nothing seems such a waste.
5 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:55:25
6 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:10:56
But they know he's Foo King Useless already...
7 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:19:42
Many said he was the best tackler on our books, he had pace, power, strength, height and could pass and use the ball well as shown when played at right back.
I hope we put in a buy-back clause or sell-on fee because if he can have a 2-year injury-free period playing and enjoying his football; he has so much potential, it would be stupid not too.
I think we should be asking for a fee... how much is debatable but I'm sure if they want him then a million or two is pitance in that league.
Good luck lad.
8 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:28:29
I seem to remember he played at Anfield a few seasons ago and had Sterling in his pocket.
Good luck to the lad, wherever he finishes up.
9 Posted 16/01/2019 at 02:55:56
10 Posted 16/01/2019 at 04:46:52
Pity we can't move some of the useless senior players as quickly as we seem to move the youngsters. It won't be long before some seniors out on loan return to go home early with Schneiderlin.
11 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:18:36
There's a few more hiding around Finch Farm as well.
Good luck to him.
12 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:29:56
13 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:44:59
14 Posted 16/01/2019 at 10:15:42
15 Posted 16/01/2019 at 13:09:25
Good luck to him. Hopefully this qualifies as a one out...
16 Posted 16/01/2019 at 13:32:10
second paragraph, Im positive I would have remembered him if I had.
17 Posted 16/01/2019 at 18:50:03
I would also say he was poor at fullback. In the youth ranks he was big and strong. He bullied most players. In the first team ranks he lacks physicality.
I think those who make the switch with a game based on power and physicality struggle the most. Unless of course they are built like a wardrobe. Then again, Anichebe was and he never really seemed to utilise his strength as he was always bullied by supposedly weaker players.
18 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:35:17
Good luck and goodbye.
19 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:47:15
And Wuhan's manager is... Everton's own Li Tie.
20 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:57:10
Browning isn't even six feet tall, and only weighs about 170 pounds -- smaller even than Jagielka -- so I'm not sure what "power, strength, height" you're referring to.
And in the miniscule 400 total minutes he has ever played for us, I don't remember him displaying any special pace or skills.
I do remember he was a fearless tackler and positionally very wise for a young player.
21 Posted 17/01/2019 at 22:00:43
But his strengths were tackling and pace. When Pennington played against Liverpool, Coutinho (sensibly) targeted him because of his lack of pace. I think Browning would have handled him better.
Sadly a succession of injuries at a crucial development stage appears to have halted his progress.
22 Posted 17/01/2019 at 23:03:59
Mike Gaynes – well there's a pleasant blast from the past, good on Li Tie.
23 Posted 27/01/2019 at 15:47:13
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