Everton have been long time suitors of Eagles.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs Chris,‚ÄĚ Phelan, who admits that potential suitors have sought his opinion on Eagles in recent times, told the Lancashire Telegraph.
‚ÄúChris wants to fly to the moon, Chris wants to be an astronaut and that is refreshing.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs ambitious, he‚Äôs talented and if the jigsaw puzzle comes together for him then he‚Äôll achieve it.
‚ÄúChris did very well here. It just came to that point when he needing challenging more and that opportunity came when he went to Burnley.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve seen him play for Burnley a few times and the crowd have responded to him brilliantly.
‚ÄúHe has brought to Burnley as a town a taste in fashion and cars that is perhaps a little bit different to the area! But that‚Äôs Chris.
‚ÄúI think he‚Äôs been creating interest from other clubs. Now and again, you always get people who talk about who‚Äôs got it and who hasn‚Äôt, could he do this, could he do that.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs not just Chris, that‚Äôs loads of players who have come through here.
‚ÄúThey ask what‚Äôs their attitude like to this, that and the other, and you can‚Äôt fault Chris for any of those things. He‚Äôs a good professional.
‚ÄúHe can be as good as he wants to be, as any player can be.
‚ÄúHopefully Burnley can get back into the Premier League."