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Where Eagles Dare Move to Earn His Spurs?

Where Eagles Dare Move to Earn His Spurs?

One of the downsides of being relegated should that be our fate at the end of the season, is that a number of our key players could get restless and be tempted to return to the Premier League in order to further their careers.

One such player might be Chris Eagles who recently said:

'I'm still really ambitious - I want to play in the Champions League and for England. To do that I'd need to be in the Premier League so if Burnley went down I'd have to think seriously.

'I couldn't go back down into the Championship at this stage in my career and I know there would be offers.'

Those offers could well be from Everton and Spurs. The Toffees gaffer, David Moyes is known to be a fan of Eagles and has been linked to him a number of times previously including in the 2009 Summer transfer window.

Speculation today though links him with a move to Tottenham Hotspur; a club he supported as a child. According to the People, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been impressed by Eagles' versatility in midfield and his ability to play on both wings.

If the rumour is true and if we are sadly relegated, Chris Eagles last game for the Clarets may well be against the team he could well join in the summer. Our last game of the season is of course against Spurs at Turf Moor on Sunday 9th May.

Let us all hope by then, that we are already safe from the drop and can hold onto Eagles.

Chris Eagles signed for the Clarets from Manchester United in the summer of 2008 for a fee understood to be about £1.5 million and his current contract does not run out until the end of the 2010/11 season. Eagles is a fans favourite although at times can be inconsistent. He has not maybe taken the Premier League by storm this season as much as he might have hoped for but nevertheless is a valuable member of the squad. He has in fact been an ever present in the eighteen this season but made only 19 starts in the League scoring just the one goal.

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Date:Sunday March 21 2010
Time: 3:16PM


No surprise this rumour. I suppose some Clarets fans have dismissed Eagles as lightweight and occasionally selfish, but if the esteemed manager Harry Redknapp would like him in the squad have your comments been a little unkind? This could though just be a little bit of agent speak trying to get Eagles name banded about in the media so he is on the managers radars should we go down.
21/03/2010 15:29:00
Its an interesting one this - Eagles is a decent player ( on his day) but so often is missing. He also seems to be a player who looks good a lot of the time without the end product. I would not be too disapointed to sell Chris. If we sell him I think we would get 3-4m for him which can be utilised on a couple of 2m players.
21/03/2010 15:35:00
Hope we don't sell him myself, we need to keep hold of our players, we do not need to sell anybody even if relegated. But they will have to take a pay cut its in their contract. Some players out of contract on the other hand may be off loaded.
Grimsby Claret
21/03/2010 17:25:00
as a spurs fan i think it is jus media gossip or as stated jus gettin him on the radar! iv only seen him wen youv played us so cant comment on his abilities! seems af desent an a nice lad but i for one would be shocked if he turns up at the lane!!! havin played you in the cup las year an now in the league your a good side! best of luck with rest of the season!
21/03/2010 17:52:00
Seems okay, but I wouldn't sell Bentley in a hurry to capture him. He'd be below Lennon, Bentley and Kranjcar on the right and below Modric, Kranjcar and Bale on the left for me. Depends what we want to do. If we were to sell Bentley to raise money for other areas of the pitch then a move for Eagles may be more viable. Either way, good luck for the rest of the season ladies and gents.
21/03/2010 18:11:00
I think Eagles plays better dare I say when the better players are with him and around him, to link with etc. I can see that Prem Clubs will understand this and have seen the possibilities he could bring to their squads. I would be sad to see him go but would see it as good business if we do play 46 games next season!
21/03/2010 18:19:00
I am not convinced Eagles would still be with us even if we stayed up. I would think Spurs or Everton could easily tempt him away anyway unless he sees the Burnley Board significantly investing in players and increasing the squad with just the better players around him you refer to!
21/03/2010 18:26:00
Sadly I suspect Eagles will move on and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him join Spurs but I doubt he would be a regular at the Lane as they have a pretty decent set of players already. Think Eagles has given us a fair crack at Burnley and has shown plenty of glimpses of the player who was at Manchester United but lots of times has illustrated why they let him go too.
21/03/2010 19:52:00
It is just a little strange that a player who is not guaranteed a place in the Burnley side, could potentially be signed by a top half Premiership club. What does this tell us? ( not sure I know the answer - genuine question)
21/03/2010 20:12:00
Eagles is a quality player, I played 20 years ago alongside a former Newcastle Apprentice, when i played with him my game was superb. If i played with some of the Donkeys in the team, I was to good for them & it affected my game thats not being a big head thats a factual truith . Eagles is to good for most of players in the Burnley team.
Albmaleaf claret
21/03/2010 20:14:00
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