Major Injury Might Have Inter Scramble for a New Piece

Tajon Buchanan will miss multiple months due to a tibia fracture he suffered while practicing with Canada during Copa America, and Inter might have to modify their plans, as they weren’t plotting any addition in the back or on the wings.

According to Sky, the youngster will be out for four to five months after undergoing surgery. He made ten appearances off the bench following a January move from Club Brugge. The strategy was for him to serve as the third option on either flank.

Per Calciomercato, Inter are assessing whether to bring in a new man to replace Buchanan. They bid farewell to Juan Cuadrado just a few days ago as his contract expired. He’d be an easy fix, but they are unlikely to turn to him since he struggled to stay healthy last season.

Per Mediaset, the Nerazzurri could examine some wing-backs who are available for free, for instance Marcos Alonso and Layvin Kurzawa, or even Ivan Perisic, who’s at Hajduk Split.

Our Take on Inter and Buchanan

He’s not an essential piece, but it’s still an unfortunate loss, especially for him, as his role was bound to get bigger the more he stayed in Serie A. Their idea to have Carlos Augusto backing up both Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco wasn’t too sound to begin with. They should look for a defender, preferably a lefty, to be totally whole in the back. They could perhaps keep one of their youngsters, Zinho Vanheusden or Alessandro Fontanarosa, until January to plug the hole without spending.

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