Inter Milan are now going “all-in” in their efforts to sign Club Brugge and Canada wingback Tajon Buchanan during the January transfer window.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908, confirm that signing the 24-year-old is at the centre of the Nerazzurri’s strategy for next month.
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.
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.
Inter Going “All-In” To Sign Tajon Buchanan
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.
Even just two or three weeks ago, it did not seem as though Inter would look to make a January signing.
But the situation with Cuadrado has changed things.
Between the Colombian’s extended absence and the other injury problems on the right, Inter are certain.
The Nerazzurri feel that they will have to intervene at right-wingback. And Buchanan is certainly the player they’ll look to sign.