Club Brugge have green lit the transfer of winger Tajon Buchanan on loan to Inter Milan with an obligation to buy.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, report that the Belgian club will accept the transfer so long as there is an initial loan fee. Buchanan himself is ready to agree a five-year deal.
Inter are now going full speed ahead in their pursuit of Buchanan.
The 24-year-old is the player who the Nerazzurri have decided on as their priority target on the left flank.
Buchanan has been on Inter’s radar in the past. They club have considered the versatile Canadian international has having an ideal profile to adapt to the right-wingback role in their 3-5-2 shape.
But injury issues in Inter’s squad have caused the club to push their pursuit of Buchanan forward.
Club Brugge Willing To Loan Tajon Buchanan To Inter With Fee & Purchase Obligation
The fact that Juan Cuadrado will be out for a few months whilst he undergoes surgery means that Inter have just Denzel Dumfries and Matteo Darmian fit as right-wingback options at the moment.
The former has had fitness issues of his own this season. Dumfries is currently out with a muscle injury.
And Darmian is also important depth in the centre-back position.
Therefore, Inter will make a signing in January for the right flank.
And rather than going for a stopgap solution, the Nerazzurri will simply push forward their move for Buchanan.
Given that the Canadian’s contract with Brugge runs out at the end of June 2025, and he has made clear that he will not sign an extension, the Belgians want to cash in whilst they have the chance.
And next month appears to be the right chance for them to do so.
Inter do not have the financial capacity to sign Buchanan on a permanent basis right away.
But the Nerazzurri can sign the 24-year-old on an initial loan deal. This would then contain a purchase obligation so that Brugge can be certain of receiving a fee next summer.
Inter want to sign Buchanan early in the month.
Right-wingback is a problem position for the Nerazzurri, and they want to address it very soon.