Galloway loaned to Sunderland for 2017-18

Wednesday 5 July 2017  11 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton have confirmed that Brendan Galloway will spend the coming season in the Championship with Sunderland.

The 21-year-old spent an unproductive year at West Bromwich Albion last season where it was expected that he could learn under the defensively-minded Tony Pulis but ended up playing only a bit part in the Baggies' season.

Signed by former Toffees boss Roberto Martinez from MK Dons, Galloway impressed as an auxiliary left back deputising for the injured Leighton Baines but was farmed out on loan by Ronald Koeman last year.

The Zimbabwe-born defender will get another chance to develop his career with a season on Wearside where he hopes to get plenty of playing time supporting the Black Cats' bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

He will link up with former Blues team-mates Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson and could be joined at the Stadium of Light by Tyias Browning – he is also reported to be joining Sunderland on loan – and Aiden McGeady whom manager Simon Grayson is trying to acquire in a permanent deal.  

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David Pearl
1 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:19:48
I wonder if he will go against Oviedo for the left back spot or his preferred centre back role? They still have Kone, and a couple others move ahead of him so I hope he get the playing time he needs.
Chris Williams
2 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:22:28
I think they played Oviedo left midfield last season a few times, before he got injured David.

Although that was Moyes!

James Stewart
3 Posted 05/07/2017 at 18:25:05
So Baines is now our only left-back? Definitely need to sign a back-up.
Kase Chow
5 Posted 05/07/2017 at 19:45:43
Doesn't he deserve another chance with us – especially given we have Europa League?
Colin Grierson
6 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:30:12
Surely there's a better picture of Brendan available? Run, Forest!
Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 05/07/2017 at 21:43:26
Here's your chance, son. Make the most of it.
Alan J Thompson
9 Posted 06/07/2017 at 05:20:52
I hope that this time we have the option of recalling him in the January window if he isn't getting much/any game time.
Paul Baker
10 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:18:23
@James 3,

There's still the forgotten man, Luke Garbutt. I believe Koeman doesn't trust him, though.

Robert Leigh
11 Posted 06/07/2017 at 11:57:21
Grayson played three at the back quite a lot last season with Preston. If he played Oviedo at LWB it would be great to see Galloway in the left hand side of a three, as people have mentioned above it could lead to him replacing Funes Mori.

A good season down in the Championship could do wonders – Michael Keane went down to come back up again, hopefully the same happens with Brendan & Tyias if he moves there too.

Alexander Murphy
12 Posted 06/07/2017 at 12:32:31
I do not see this as a great move for Brendan. Sunderland are a mess, NO I mean they ate a complete mess.

Sunderland appear to me like we were before BK shored things up. BK didn't rip up trees, he has weathered the storm. Took bloody sight longer than I ever wanted, or could have imagined. That said, he's weathered the storm.

Joining "The Mackems"? Heavens above, Brendan, YouTube "Talking Heads". "Little Creatures" (1985) track two.

William Cartwright
13 Posted 07/07/2017 at 14:07:18
West Brom was the loan that did not suit Brendan. The Sunderland loan could be a real positive. Sunderland may be in a real mess, but being a real mess in the Championship, with parachute payments, a good new broom type manager, a really good stadium, and not forgetting their wonderful fan base, more passionate and knowledgeable than the Toon Army by a mile, and it could really work for both Brendan and Tyias. I hoe so.

On the same subject, what on earth happened (or is happening) to Garbutt? His must be one of the most frustrating "wrong turn" scenarios in any lpayers development? His games in Europe were seriously good and there was a feeling he was a natural successor to Baines.

Do the Club have a specialized role for someone to deal with those youngsters who seem to go astray?

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