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Eagles Says No to Rangers

Rangers and Burnley were understood to have agreed a 'substantial' fee for 24-year-old winger, Chris Eagles and it looked on the cards that he would soon be joining the SPL Champions.

However following talks in Glasgow, it is now clear he was unable to agree personal terms.

Eagles was at Ibrox and also visited the Gers' Murray Park training ground on Wednesday. He held discussions with Rangers gaffer, Walter Smith and chief executive Martin Bain but these talks appear to have broken down.

'Chris Eagles has tonight (Thursday) decided that a move to Rangers is not in his best interests,' read a statement on the club's official website.

Surprising decision but is he holding out still for a Premier League club to come in for him? Time will tell,in the meantime we can all breathe a sigh of relief(at least those Clarets fans who rate Eagles and believe he can do a job for us in the Championship)

Burnley FC are aware they could lose Eagles on a Bosman next summer when his contract expires so they may be keen to cash in now if the player is unhappy to play in the Championship. On the other hand,Chris, why not stay and try and get us back into the Premier League?




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 16 2010

Time: 7:57AM

Your Comments

Curious decision, wonder what he is after now?
turfmanphil
I guess he is being advised by his fellow loyalists, Robbie Blake, Steve Davis, Kyle Lafferty and of course the most famous loyalist of all Owen Coyle....its enough to turn a man orange!!!!!!!
VinRogue
Really good news for the club and for the fans most of who know he provides a really important role in the team, lets not forget how bloody good he was when he last played in the championship! Im sure he's waiting for a Prem club, but lets face it any working bloke wants to improve his job and earning prospects what ever game your in, I'm well pleased he is staying even if it just for a short while, worth losing a million to have him this season... lets face it who can ya buy for a million quid that's as good as him GOOD ON YA CHRISY E '
hollinsclaret
Could it be the heart to heart with BL that changed CE mind let see if he is a regular starter come August, and if we can believe BL that he wants CE to stop let see if he is offered a new contract really struggling to get my head around this one.
Fedupclaret
Is there more to this than meets the Eagles eye? I hope the promise of more on the offical site this afternoon brings a bit of clarity.
Couch Potato
The Daily Mail suggests The prospect of a move to Premier League Sunderland could have influenced the 24-year-old’s decision.
8clarets8
He could well be still hoping for a premier club, but I hope he stays for this season. If the expected success materialises he could be playing in the premiership with us next season, and as an improved player with this season's campaign under his belt.
WelshClaret
Bit more info 8c8-Sunderland are moving for Burnley winger Chris Eagles. The Daily Mail says Eagles delivered a dramatic snub to Rangers last night after declaring a £2.5million switch to the SPL champions was "not in his best interests". The prospect of a move to Premier League Sunderland could have influenced the 24-year-old’s decision, despite him spending several hours in Glasgow holding discussions with manager Walter Smith and chief executive Martin Bain on Wednesday
turfmanphil
If Chris is to stay a Burnley player this season, should we now be offering him a contract extension?
claretdale
I expect he'll be off somewhere. Very rare a player will make his intentions to leave so visible and then not move on. I think he'd be a decent purchase for a club like Sunderland, though it would be a touch ironic given how poorly he played there at the end of last season. Thought he showed promise in the Prem though and at times looked a decent counter-attacking wide player. People seem to concentrate more on his "lack of end product" than the assists he provided. Made every goal in our Carling Cup run between the Fulham game and the Tottenham at home semi-final.
cubanclaret
Sunderland have insisted they have no interest in signing Burnley winger Chris Eagles following the collapse of his move to Rangers. teamtalk.com
8clarets8
Could it not simply be the case that Eagles/his agent had excessive wage demands. Club web site said "he couldn't agree personal terms". Sorry to be a cynic, but couldn't it be (again) that Eagles thinks he is better than his is and was asking for too much dosh. He has no loyalty to us and if a Premiership offer does come in, he will have sped off in his Lamborghini quicker than you can say "Harry Potts Way"
Eyresy's Left Peg
 

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