Inter went full-steam ahead on Tajon Buchanan after Juan Cuadrado opted to have surgery due to an Achilles’ injury. Despite some hurdles, they should be able to seal the deal in a hurry. President Steven Zhang has okayed a small extra budget, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The talent has asked out and hasn’t been selected for the past two matches because of the situation. The Nerazzurri are already starting to plan his arrival. He could take the medicals and have his first training right after New Year’s Day.
Inter would prefer to do the Buchanan deal on loan, but they might go for a permanent transfer. It would facilitate things and speed them up. They’ll satisfy Club Brugge’s €12M request. They’ll pay a €8/10M fee plus €2/4M potential add-ons.
Stalwart Gert Verheyn talked about the Canadian international to TuttoSport.
“He’s talented but has a weird character, at least on the pitch. He argues with referees and opponents and gets angry too easily. He’ll have to be more consistent. If the fans expect a new Ivan Perisic, they are wrong and will be disappointed. He’s not a defensive-minded player. He’s probably at his best as a wing-back.”
Our Take on Inter and Buchanan
A swift signing without drama would be a nice change of pace for them; plus, the fee is rather affordable thanks to his favorable contractual situation. He’ll have time to grow behind Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian.
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