Tyias Browning has left Everton to join Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande (via the club’s official website).
The 24-year-old has brought to an end his long stint with the Toffees in favour of a new challenge in the Far East.
Browning had been with Everton since 2004, joining the academy aged 10.
He only ever made nine appearances for the club, with the majority of his chances coming in the 2015/16 season.
He had a loan spell with Sunderland in 2017/18 but failed to impress as the Black Cats were relegated to League One.
This term, Browning had just been playing with David Unsworth’s U23s.
Browning leaving for China is no great loss for Everton, who have actually done well to get £4 million for the player (The Daily Mail), considering how few appearances he made for the first-team.
At 24, Browning is no youngster and he was always going to struggle to become a regular under Marco Silva given how little he had seemingly progressed.
He was once a promising defender, having represented England at U17, U19 and U20 levels.
But the centre-back simply couldn’t get a look in under the likes of Roberto Martinez and Ronald Koeman for the Toffees first-team.
The fact that he has gone to China perhaps suggests a lack of ambition in the player, and an incorrect mentality to be able to make it at Goodison Park.