Serie A pacesetters Inter are on the brink of completing their first piece of summer business. According to Fabrizio Romano, Tajon Buchanan’s heavily-anticipated arrival from Club Brugge could materialize next week after a crucial breakthrough in talks.
Inter have identified the Canada international as their prime objective for the January transfer window following Juan Cuadrado’s injury-hit start to life at Giuseppe Meazza. The Colombian veteran has decided to undergo surgery to address his tormenting Achilles problem, leaving Simone Inzaghi strapped for options at right wing-back.
Negotiations between Inter and Brugge over Buchanan’s switch to Serie A have reached advanced stages despite the Belgian outfit’s previous attempt to block the transfer. Brugge’s high demands had threatened to blow Nerazzurri out of the water, but the player’s wish to move to Italy prevailed.
If Romano’s report proves valid, Inter will fork out around €7/8 million to get the deal over the line. Since Brugge’s initial demands stood at €12m, it’s fair to say the runaway Serie A leaders have done a splendid job closing the operation on favorable terms.
Per the renowned transfer guru, the deal is imminent, with Piero Ausilio working on ironing out the final details. Buchanan’s arrival should alleviate the pressure on Inter stalwart Matteo Darmian, who has been the only reliable alternative to injury-prone Denzel Dumfries.
The Italian star has been Inzaghi’s go-to man to replace the Dutch right-back in recent matches. But his attacking limitations have forced Inter to consider a more natural wing-back option.
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