Inter Milan view Tajon Buchanan as the ideal profile to sign, but striking a deal in January could be a daunting task.
As Il Corriere dello Sport (via FcInter1908) explains, the Italian giants would like to bring in the Canadian for two reasons.
First, the Nerazzurri consider the Club Brugge winger a promising player who can add value to the club at the present and in the future.
Second, they need to bolster their ranks following Juan Cuadrado’s injury.
The Colombian underwent surgery earlier this week to fix a recurring Achilles tendon injury. However, his recovery could require several months on the sidelines.
Therefore, Inter would like to sign Buchanan who can serve as a backup for Denzel Dumfries on the right wing.
Nevertheless, the Roman newspaper notes a significant hurdle that can thwart the club’s plan.
The source wonders if Club Brugge would be willing to part ways with Buchanan in the middle of the season.
Inter Milan Need Fresh Transfer Funds To Complete Tajon Buchanan Signing In January
However, the player’s contract will expire in 18 months and he doesn’t seem too keen on signing a renewal. So the Belgians could be willing to sell for the right offer to avoid losing their leverage on the situation.
Therefore, the report believes Inter would have to splash a figure between 12 and 15 million euros to secure the player’s signature.
Yet, the main issue for the Nerazzurri remains the lack of transfer funds. The management will require some backing from club owners Suning in order to conduct this operation.
So we shall see if the Chinese club will oblige and provide fresh funds next month.
The Canadian made 20 appearances across all competitions this season, contributing with three goals and four assists.