Tajon Buchanan is about to formally become an Inter player, and he has de facto been for a few days since the agreement with Club Brugge came to be late last week. A few bureaucratic details delayed his arrival in Italy. He took the medicals and signed the contract on Thursday, La Gazzetta dello Sport informed.
He might not be available against Hellas Verona because he’ll have to head back to Belgium to complete the paperwork. The Nerazzurri will pay €7M plus small add-ons. The Canadian international will earn €1.5M until 2028.
Inter have been keeping tabs on Buchanan ever since he transferred across the pond from the New England Revolution. Their initial plan was to sign him to replace Ivan Perisic, but they went in a different direction, acquiring Robin Gosens that January. They pulled the trigger once Juan Cuadrado went down with an Achilles injury. He’ll join Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian on the right wing.
La Beneamata would have pursued the talent if the Dutchman left the summer, but that didn’t happen, and they settled for a cheap veteran. The future of their star hangs in the balance since he’s contracted only until 2025.
According to TuttoSport, the ownership approved the addition because they were in the black for €14M in the summer window.
Our Take on Inter and Buchanan
Their management has earned the benefit of the doubt at this point; plus, they have plenty of time to work on him and rough-hew him a little.
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