Inter Milan will accelerate their efforts to sign Tajon Buchanan to beat Man City in the race for the winger’s services.
According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews. the Nerazzurri are in pole position to sign the Canadian in January.
Following Juan Cuadrado’s surgery, head coach Simone Inzaghi has requested the signing of a new wingback with similar characteristics to the Colombian’s.
Therefore, the Beneamata revived their interest in Buchanan who has become their primary target this winter.
As the source explains, the Canadian has already told Club Brugge that he doesn’t intend to renew his contract. His deal expires in the summer of 2025.
So while the Belgians were requesting 18 million euros as an asking price last summer, the Turin-based newspaper believes 12M would suffice now.
Nevertheless, Inter are hoping to drive the price further down and strike a deal worth 8 million euros.
The Serie A leaders are plotting an initial loan move with the obligation to buy the player at the end of the season.
Moreover, Inter are looking to close the deal as soon as possible. As the report explains, the Nerazzurri want to ward off the threat of Manchester City.
The reigning European champions are also in the fray for Buchanan, claims the source.
Therefore, Tuttosport believes acting swiftly would be key to thwarting the Cityzens’ plans.
Inter Milan Looking To Act Swiftly And Beat Man City For The Signing Of Tajon Buchanan
The source also draws a comparison between Buchanan and former Inter star Ivan Perisic.
The Croatian veteran had also started his career as an advanced winger. But during his time at Inter, he morphed into a competent wingback under the guidance of Antonio Conte.
Therefore, Inter would like to replicate the narrative with the 24-year-old Canada international.