Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim revealed his regret after failing to sign a transfer target, and reports speculate that the player in question is none other than Inter Milan’s Tajon Buchanan.
The Portuguese tactician brought up the matter during his pre-match conference ahead of his team’s meeting against Tondela.
He spoke about an unnamed player that his club had been tracking for a while but eventually opted to join another team.
“There was a player we tried to sign for quite some time,” said Amorim during the press conference.
“However, he went to another club. So we can only wish him good luck.”
While the 38-year-old refused to name the player, a report in the Portuguese press believes it has the answer.
According to A Bola via FcInterNews, Amorim was referring to Buchanan who completed his switch to Inter last week.
The 24-year-old joined the Nerazzurri as a direct replacement for the injured Juan Cuadrado who will remain on the sidelines for several months after undergoing surgery.
Sporting Coach Ruben Amorim Reportedly Regrets Failing To Sign Inter Milan Wingback Tajon Buchanan
The Canadian international could make his debut this weekend against Monza, albeit off the bench.
But as the source explains, Sporting had been tracking Buchanan since his time in the MLS with the New England Revolution. Nevertheless, he ended up joining Club Brugge in 2022.
The Lisbon-based giants have once again missed out on the winger who opted to make the move to the Giuseppe Meazza this January.
Buchanan is a versatile wideman who can play almost anywhere on the right flank. Inter manager Simone Inzaghi will be looking to field him as a right wingback in his 3-5-2 tactical setup.