The former coach of winger Tajon Buchanan feels that he is a player with something special, and his move from Club Brugge to Inter Milan is coming at the right time.
The Canadian’s former coach from Syracuse University, Ian McIntyre, spoke to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it.
Buchanan’s move to Inter is not a done deal yet.
But widespread reports suggest that it should only be a few more days before the 24-year-old signs his deal with the Nerazzurri.
This would certainly represent a major step for Buchanan.
Just a few years ago, the young winger was still playing in Major League Soccer.
Then in 2021 Buchanan got his move to Europe. He joined Club Brugge in Belgium.
Buchanan got chances to play in the Champions League with Brugge.
And twelve months ago, the Canadian was at the World Cup in Qatar. He was one of his national team’s standout performers at that tournament.
Now, Buchanan will see whether he can make the step up to Inter.
It won’t be easy. But the 24-year-old’s former coach McIntyre believes that he has what it takes.
Former Coach: Tajon Buchanana A “Special Player” & Ready For Inter
Buchanan’s former coach from Syracuse University said that “Tajon was a fantastic player.”
“We would have liked to have had him with us for longer,” he admitted.
“But it was time for him to turn professional.”
McIntyre named Buchanan’s “athleticism” as the quality that made the biggest impression on him.
“With us he played more centrally and used his quality close to goal,” he noted.
“Then when New England Revolution brought him in, their coach Bruce Arena played him almost anywhere.”
“As a winger, as a fullback,” McIntyre said. Which is the same as where he’s played for Canada.”
And as far as whether he believes Buchanan is ready for Inter, McIntyre said “I think so.”
“Belgian football was perfect for him,” the coach continued. “And allowed him to blossom and mature. Gain confidence and earn his place at the World Cup.”
“Now I would be very happy if this opportunity materializes,” he continued.
McIntyre said of Buchanan that “He has a strong work ethic and knows how to cover the pitch, both with and without the ball.”
“He’s a really special player,” he added.