Report: Everton duo set for Sunderland

Tuesday 4 July 2017  41 Comments  [Jump to last]
Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway could both be signing on loan for Sunderland this week.

Sky Sports report that both players have travelled to the northeast for medicals ahead of proposed season-long moves from Goodison Park.

They could be joined by Aiden McGeady who is the subject of a bid from the Black Cats to sign him permanently following his good form for Preston under Simon Grayson last season.

Meanwhile, Everton have confirmed that Barcelona have exercised their buy-back option on Gerard Deulofeu while departing striker Arouna Koné has signed with Turkish side Sivasspor.  

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John Smith
1 Posted 04/07/2017 at 15:47:39
Can we have a cancellation clause in them this time?
Sam Hoare
2 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:24:58
Surprised by letting Galloway go. Would have thought he was first LB back up after Baines but maybe RK plans to bring another in or rates Robinson/Garbutt/Connolly highly. Or plans to use Funes Mori there.
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:31:59
Garbutt should be the one going out. Galloway needs games, but he looks the best left back we have other than Baines.

Connolly is just 18 and doesn't look good enough, yet, and Robinson is only 17.

This must be a hint that we intend to bring in another left?

Ajay Gopal
4 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:39:28
Good move for both of them, Tyias returning after an injury hit season. Galloway getting another opportunity to show that he can cut it at the top level. Hopefully he will get to play more than he did last season. He could be the long term Left-sided CB to replace Funes-Mori.

I agree that we need to find a replacement for Baines pretty soon - if not this summer, then at least in December.

Andrew Ellams
5 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:43:01
Got a couple of PNE mates who weren't too impressed with Browning last season so maybe a bit of a surprise that Grayson is back in for him.

Galloway didn't get time he needed at WBA last year so we can only presume that Koeman think he needs another loan to get the experience. Not sure Garbutt is the best man to cover Baines though.

Ary Lima de Moraes
6 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:45:30
Only makes sense If we sign a left-back. I don't think Garbutt will ever make it.
Derek Knox
7 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:48:36
A bit puzzled by this one, especially in the case of Galloway, who I always thought was decent enough, and certainly back up, should Baines not play for whatever reason.

Wish them both the best, and hopefully come back more experienced.

Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:55:47
Agreed, as I posted elsewhere this is a bit of a head-scratcher where Galloway is concerned. Surprised RK didn't wait to see him play a few friendlies and preseason games before leaving Bainesy and his dodgy ankle with no cover (and yes, I consider Garbutt "no cover"). I suppose if something happened to Baines, then Funes Mori could be a stopgap as Holgate has been at right back.

Good for Browning though. Chance to show he's 100% recovered, playing for a manager who knows him. Might be a last chance for him to step up with so many now ahead of him on the ladder.

David Currie
9 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:56:29
Agree Garbutt should be gone. Not good enough.
Charlie Lloyd
10 Posted 04/07/2017 at 16:57:54
Sam @ 2

I wouldn't rate any of the youngsters you list to play as back up LB. best shout would probably be Gethin Jones. Still a big ask that. As for Funes Mori. I certainly hope he never plays LB for us again. Thought he looked ill at ease there. RK tried to sign the LB who ended up at Arsenal by all accounts. I expect a player to come in as competition. Chilwell from Leicester may be an option.

Ian Bennett
11 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:03:44
Shake the money tree, Luke Shaw please sponsored by USM.
Charlie Lloyd
12 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:16:45
Seen Browning play about half a dozen times at various levels. Some at TW rate him but for me he's a League 1 or at best Championship player. Good luck to the lad though he's had a couple of years of disruption through injury.

Galloway is frustrating. He burst on the scene as cover for Baines and looked really good for about a dozen games. Seen as a CB but he's just stalled the last couple of years. Big season for him this and he needs to make an impression if he's to play a part of the future of EFC.

Terry White
13 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:40:10
If we only play 3 at the back, doesn't that reduce our need for a LB?
David McKitt
14 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:45:49
I find the Galloway one a bit strange, is Oviedo not still there? I wonder how much game time he'll get.
Mike Allison
15 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:57:19
Have I watched a different Garbutt? He's got top class set-piece delivery and is a potent threat from open play. He seems to have a poor injury record but that's very different from 'not good enough'.

Browning's career at Everton seems to be over. He's 23 now and a loan at this stage is surely just to put him in the shop window.

Mike Allison
16 Posted 04/07/2017 at 17:59:52
I meant to add, I think Browning, Holgate and Galloway are all actually caught between positions in a back four. They're not quite centre backs and not quite full backs. Each of them is actually much better suited to playing wider in a back three.
Thomas Surgenor
17 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:00:22
David #14 Browning and Galloway are both centre backs. They were just played in the full back positions by Martinez.

Hope both lads get an opportunity to shine at Sunderland.

Liam Reilly
18 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:29:47
In the minority here but of the two I'd rate Browning the better prospect.

Getting loaned out at 23 isn't a good sign though, unless he smashes it.

Steve Ferns
19 Posted 04/07/2017 at 18:54:39
23 is still young enough. Browning isn't done yet, but he can't afford to have another injury hit season or a loss of form. He needs the season of his career now. Then to push for the first team with us in 2018/9.

Wish him all the best.

Frank Wade
20 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:00:39
Steve #3, Connolly and Robinson are both 19 going on 20 in August and September.

Just hope Galloway and Browning can get plenty of games and develop and come back to challenge for 1st team. I Iike them both. Not sure they'll get much game time at full back with Billy Jones and Bryan Oviedo there, but I think centre half is best position for both.

Mike Gaynes
21 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:21:35
Mike #15, nope, that's the guy. Garbutt. Sweet left foot. Great set pieces. Nice crosses.

Can't defend. At all. Can't mark or tackle. Loan to Fulham in 2016 was a disaster -- hauled off after 34 minutes in one game and tweeted an apology to the fans. Eventually lost his place. Subsequent loan to Wigan was a bust because of a sore back. Sent back to us in January after we loaned them Callum Connolly and he scored twice on his debut.

Don't recall if Garbutt even dressed for the reserves this spring as they made their title run. No current squad number.

Phil Walling
22 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:28:26
Further experience, my foot ! As predicted Galloway and Browning are being loaned out so that Sunderland can finance what time is left on their contracts with Everton. Others will follow, I'm certain.

I suspect that Garbutt and Pennington will soon be out of the door and at least half of Unsy's 'Champions' will follow.

Ps. Sunderland could be the new Brent ford !

Mike Andrews
23 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:30:39
I'm sure I saw an interview with Koeman on the official site where he talked about a loan being important for Browning to get his fitness and sharpness back. Certainly no implication that his Everton career is over.
Ian Jones
24 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:34:32
I assume we also have Matty Foulds somewhere. He joined with a bit of a fanfare. Anyone know what's happened to him...
Joe McMahon
25 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:41:16
I was also hoping we keep Galloway, as Baines has (sadly) been responsible for many of our goals being conceded over the past 2 - 3 years. He just doesn't seem to have the legs or stop crosses coming in anymore. We are often too loyal to players that have been good, but are clearly past their best, Cahill, Jaqs, Ferguson etc. If we are ever to be winners (again) this has to end.
Dermot Byrne
26 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:42:18
Playing for U23s I think Ian 24
Mike Gaynes
27 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:46:15
Phil, hey, missed you yesterday in all the euphoria.

Wouldn't be too sure about Pennington leaving. Koeman seems to like him a lot.

Ian #24, yep, he's still with us... now 19... would expect him to break into the U-23s this season.

Alex Jones
28 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:56:54
If Galloway is there I hope there's some guarantee he'll play centre back. He's shit at left back in the same way Holgate is shit at right back. Both will go backwards if they play out of position.

Better he partner Holgate in our under 23s for the season so both can play in their natural positions.
Dermot Byrne
29 Posted 04/07/2017 at 19:58:07
Funny first para Mr Gaynes
Charlie Lloyd
30 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:02:32
Ian @ 24

Foulds did play some games earlier on in the season for the U23s

Later on in the season Warren Feeney and Matthew Pennington formed the CB partnership and Foulds disappeared.

Christy Ring
31 Posted 04/07/2017 at 20:47:05
I would have given Browning and Galloway a chance in preseason, Tyias is a centreback, not a full back, and Brendan deserves a chance as a left sided centreback or left back, because we need cover for Baines.
Raymond Fox
32 Posted 04/07/2017 at 21:42:11
I rate both these players, but perhaps getting games at Sunderland is best for them at this time.
Then again maybe, maybe not, what about injuries and we also have the Euro matches to play.
Many will not agree, but I fear those extra European games will distract from our top 4-6 aims in the Prem.
Andy Crooks
33 Posted 04/07/2017 at 21:55:41
Phil # 22 that is a really cynical post, up there with your best.
Phil Walling
34 Posted 04/07/2017 at 22:45:24
Neither will ever start another game for Everton. Certain.
Dan Davies
35 Posted 04/07/2017 at 23:11:30
Unfortunately I have to agree with Phil.
Gavin Johnson
36 Posted 04/07/2017 at 23:12:55
Ty Browning is becoming like Connor Mcaleny. He seems to have been on the periphery of the squad for years but not had much luck with injuries. This could be a good move for him, realistically he's too old to make it at Everton now at the age of 23, given the wealth of talent we have in the U 23s.

I would have liked to have seen Galloway in the 1st team squad but Sunderland could be the making of the kid if he plays every week.

I think Garbutt will be given a free transfer if there are no buyers. I don't see Koeman rating him at all. He didn't even get a squad number last summer.

Robert Leigh
37 Posted 05/07/2017 at 09:44:22
I find it odd that people are happy to see Galloway or Funes Mori play LB.

In the modern game RB & LB is so important to how teams attack as well as defend, especially when they have specialized CDM in place to cover them (Gana/Morgan). Pointless having these new signings if opposition teams can get at us from the sides; if Baines goes down first game of pre-season we have no experience at either RB or LB.

We must have someone coming in whether it's to play LB or LWB - by my count we don't have anyone for that position who is left footed other than Baines, who cannot play 45 games this season on his own.

Still think Robertson from Hull would be good, under £10mill I would have thought too...

Gary Edwards
38 Posted 05/07/2017 at 11:20:45
Charlie (10) Geithin Jones is very right sided and even then falls behind Coleman, Holgate and Kenny. Have you actually watched Robinson play ? if so then I strongly disagree with you. I'm also in the camp which, subject to form, would prefer to see Galloway at LB ahead of Baines as I thought he acquitted himself very well when given the chance circa 2015.

As regards Browning, I hope that he grasps this opportunity, pushes on and realises his potential. A magnificent physical specimen and decent with the ball at feet too suspect he may have confidence issues. I like that he preferred to start training early rather than go on his hols shows willing and desire.

Fred Charters
39 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:35:59
Having read most of the posts on here writing of all the potential replacements for Leighton, I'm surprised there is no mention of Chilwell who seems to me as the natural successor. Great left foot, speedy, with defensive acumen.
Julian Wait
40 Posted 06/07/2017 at 00:40:59
Fred (#39) – I also was touting Chilwell all last season. He'd be a great buy for us in the mid-to-long term if we could attract him. He looked very capable as Leicester's second choice left back last season.
Alan J Thompson
41 Posted 06/07/2017 at 07:01:22
Ian (#24); I assume Foulds would be behind Nathangelo, Pennington, Connolly and Jones in U-23s. Competition is a great thing but it must give way to opportunity at some time.

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