Guangzhou Evergrande sign Everton’s Browning

Everton defender Tyias Browning (L) tries to pass past West Bromwich Albion’s striker Salomon Rondon (R) at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, on Sept 28, 2015. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Everton defender Tyias Browning joined Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.

Browning made just nine appearances in all competitions for Everton after emerging from the Premier League team’s youth academy.

The 24-year-old played 29 times on loan for Sunderland during the 2017-18 season as the Black Cats were relegated from the Championship.

Browning was unable to break into the Everton line-up under new boss Marco Silva and had spent the current campaign playing for the club’s Under-23 side.

“Defender Tyias Browning has joined Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande for an undisclosed fee,” a statement on Everton’s website announced.