Winger Tajon Buchanan has been left out of the Club Brugge for the second time against Union Saint-Gilloise amid strong Inter Milan links.
This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews.
That Inter are keen to sign 24-year-old Canadian international Buchanan next month is no secret.
With Juan Cuadrado set to miss the majority of the rest of the season, the Nerazzurri want to sign a right-wingback soon.
And Buchanan is the player who they have decided upon.
Reports suggest that Inter are not waiting around to initiate talks with Brugge. They want to sign Buchanan on the basis of an initial paid loan deal containing a purchase obligation next summer.
And then the player himself is reportedly keen.
Tajon Buchanan Out Of Club Brugge Squad For Second Time Amid Inter Links
Buchanan has already missed one match for his club Brugge since the links to Inter really started to heat up.
The Canaidan was not in the Belgian club’s squad for a recent league match against Molenbeek.
And Buchanan also will not be part of Brugge’s next match. They face Belgian Pro League leaders Union Saint-Gilloise.
There are no known injury reasons for Buchanan not to be able to play a part against USG.
Therefore, it would seem fairly straightforwardly clear that the 24-year-old is not playing due to reasons related to the transfer market.
And therefore, there is a growing sense that Buchanan is heading in the direction of Inter.
Of course, the Nerazzurri must still work out a deal with Brugge.
And then there will be the matter of sorting out the details.
But reports suggest that Inter want to sign Buchanan sooner rather than later.
With Cuadrado’s injury rendering the team thin on the ground at right-wingback, Inter don’t want to waste any time integrating Buchanan into their squad.