Everton and Newcastle United transfer target Miller Bolanos makes shock China move

The Ecuadorean, also a target for Brighton, has joined Guangzhou Evergrande.

Ecuadorean striker Miller Bolanos has been heavily linked with a move to England in recent weeks.

The Times recently reported that Everton were considering a swoop for the Emelec forward, whilst Mundo Deportivo reported that Newcastle United had been offered the player.

Brighton were also linked with a move for the player. El Diario reported that Brighton made a whopping £7.3 million offer for the player this month.

Brighton's interest appeared to wane as bigger clubs became interested and the fact that Everton are pressing on with a move for Lokomotiv Moscow forward Oumar Niasse and Newcastle have signed Seydou Doumbia might be the best hint yet that neither side will be signing the player.

Indeed they won't as the talented striker has become the latest player to pick China over Europe. Bolanos has joined Guangzhou Evergrande, as reported by Marca.

No fee has been mentioned for the player but the deal is done and Bolanos will not be playing for Everton, Newcastle or Brighton at any point in the near future.

The likes of Ramires and Fredy Guarin have recently made a move to Chinese football.

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