Tyias Browning has spoken of his happiness at leaving Everton for Guangzhou Evergrande in January. The 25-year-old has spoken to Reuters, as reported by Channel News Asia, of how he is enjoying playing regularly yet again after making the shock switch in January.
“People were saying I was a bit young to come over to China but I came here for a new challenge and I’m enjoying it.
“I’m playing regularly, first of all. It’s a lot different and I’m glad I made the decision to experience something different. And my family’s very happy here, which helps.”
Guangzhou Evergrande’s move for the defender was certainly something of a surprise. But Sina Sports reported that Browning’s Chinese heritage helped as he would be registered as a domestic player.
The Daily Mail went on to suggest they paid £4 million to do so. That was certainly good business from Everton, considering Browning’s last game for the club was in October 2015.
But Everton fans certainly had an attachment to Browning. He looked like being a future star when he burst onto the scene at Goodison Park. His impressive debut against Liverpool in 2014 certainly suggested a bright future.
Unfortunately, injuries seriously impacted Browning’s chances of making it at Everton. The local lad had difficult loan spells at Wigan, Preston and Sunderland followed.
So Everton fans will undoubtedly be pleased to hear that Browning is now finding his feet elsewhere. Hopefully, he can continue to thrive in the Chinese Super League.