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Browning to make surprise China move

| Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23comments  |  Jump to last
Tyias Browning is set to join an as-yet unnamed Chinese club according to Sky Sports's Alan Myers.

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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John Pickles
1 Posted 15/01/2019 at 18:56:47
He has a Chinese grandfather so it makes him a non-Foreign player, so of great interest to the Chinese.

Maybe he could tell them about Lee Cenk Tosun or Oumar Wang Niasse.

Geoff Trenner
2 Posted 15/01/2019 at 19:06:47
How much?
Paul Birmingham
3 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:15:26
Interesting and let's see what happens.

Brilliant wit there, John.

John Tyrrell
4 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:44:23
Good luck to him, just didn't quite make it.

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.

Derek Knox
5 Posted 15/01/2019 at 21:55:25
John @1, what about How Wank Schneiderlin?
Robert Leigh
6 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:10:56
Derek 5,

Very good!

But they know he's Foo King Useless already...

Justin Doone
7 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:19:42
Injuries have hampered his development from the age of 16 or so which is a real shame.

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.

John Keating
8 Posted 15/01/2019 at 22:28:29
Pity as I thought he would be one that made it here.

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.

Victor Yu
9 Posted 16/01/2019 at 02:55:56
He counts as a local player and he should be much better than the Chinese local player. He should be making lots of money and we should be able to command a good fee too.
Alan J Thompson
10 Posted 16/01/2019 at 04:46:52
I can't see they'd pay anything given he's out of contract in the summer.

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.

Kenny Smith
11 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:18:36
Another who showed promise but ultimately won't be good enough if we're serious about moving forward.

There's a few more hiding around Finch Farm as well.

Good luck to him.

Mike Allison
12 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:29:56
I’m fairly sure that under FIFA rules he qualifies for the Chinese National team as well.
Alex Kociuba
13 Posted 16/01/2019 at 08:44:59
I've heard the Chinese team in question are assessing How Long before he signs for them. But, if Long doesn't agree terms, they'll go ahead with Browning. I'll get my coat.
Ajay Gopal
14 Posted 16/01/2019 at 10:15:42
You never know, he might come back to the Premier League some day. Unsworth was all praise for him recently.
Jason Broome
15 Posted 16/01/2019 at 13:09:25
Robert Leigh, Brilliant.

Good luck to him. Hopefully this qualifies as a one out...

Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 16/01/2019 at 13:32:10
Justin (7), I never saw that player you described in your
second paragraph, I’m positive I would have remembered him if I had.
Steve Ferns
17 Posted 16/01/2019 at 18:50:03
I remember seeing Browning for the first time go on a “Rhino charge” down the pitch in the style of his coach. He was a very attacking centre back in the youth ranks. However, I wouldn't say he had decent ball skills.

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.

Simon Smith
18 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:35:17
It's about time we shifted a few of these players who will never play regular first-team football with the blues.

Good luck and goodbye.

Mike Gaynes
19 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:47:15
I hope he winds up with Wuhan Zall. My wife's family lives just a short distance down the street from the stadium, and my nephew in particular would be delighted to show up and cheer his lungs out wearing all the Everton gear I've given him.

And Wuhan's manager is... Everton's own Li Tie.

Mike Gaynes
20 Posted 16/01/2019 at 23:57:10
Justin #7, you sure you're talking about the same guy?

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.

Justin Doone
21 Posted 17/01/2019 at 22:00:43
My memory may be playing tricks but, compared to the other young centre-backs, Galloway and Holgate, I thought Browning looked like he was built more like a centre back, certainly taller than Jags from what I remember and broader.

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.

Peter Gorman
22 Posted 17/01/2019 at 23:03:59
Browning is built like a tank last time I saw him play (whatever those damn stats say). Sure Stubbs used to call him 'Baby Distin'.

Mike Gaynes – well there's a pleasant blast from the past, good on Li Tie.

Matthew Williams
23 Posted 27/01/2019 at 15:47:13
No sale... bring him back – the lad could yet have a future with us, the state we're in now.

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