Former Manchester United youngster and £1.5 million Bolton winger Chris Eagles has recently left Scottish Premier League side Ross County, finding himself now on the free agent market.

Eagles signed for SPL side Ross County in late November last year, making the Scottish top-tier side his 12th club in a near 15-year career. However, after just over four months into his SPL adventure Eagles and Ross County have parted ways by mutual consent.

In a very short statement on their website, Ross County announced the player’s leaving and that the parting had been an agreed one. The statement read in full:

“Ross County Football Club can confirm that Chris Eagles has left the Club by mutual consent.

Chris has decided to leave the Club to capitalise on new career opportunities.

We wish Chris all the best in his future career.”

Eagles started out his first-team career at Premier League giants Manchester United, featuring 15 times (one goal) for the Red Devils before a series of loan moves to Watford (32 games/four goals) and Sheffield Wednesday (25 games/three goals) saw him pick up valuable first-team experience.

Eagles was then moved on to Burnley, playing 143 games for the Clarets (25 goals/30 assists) before a £1.5 million move to Bolton Wanderers. The move to the Trotters at the opening of the July 2011 summer transfer window saw him go on and play three seasons at the Macron, during which time he notched up 106 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals and providing 25 assists.

After leaving Bolton at the opening of the July 2014 transfer window, Eagles has featured for Blackpool, Charlton, Bury, Accrington Stanley and Port Vale before going on to chance his arm in the SPL with Ross County.


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