Fresh off an Olympic qualifying where he shone for Canada, New England Revolution young star Tajon Buchanan is attracting interest from several clubs in Europe. And one of the biggest clubs on the continent, a side known for developing and transferring world class players, is closely tracking him.
A source close to the situation tells FanSided’s ‘MLS Multiplex’ Buchanan has attracted the interest of Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese giants are keen on the player and while no offer has been made yet, the source said that the New England Revolution’s rising star is clearly on their transfer radar.
There is also interest from other clubs in Europe including in England and Ligue 1 in France. No offers have been made yet to the Revolution, the source said.
Sporting are currently , eight points clear of rival Porto.
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Buchanan can play on either wing but mainly features on the right side for the Revolution, a squad that is under the radar in MLS this season. A solid close to 2020 and a run through the playoffs have entrenched the Revolution as a group eager to make a climb up the standings and at MLS Cup.
The 22-year old attacker has also established himself as a promising piece for Canada’s senior national team. His form in Olympic qualifying only heightened the overseas interest in a player who combines technical ability with pace.
In 37 appearances with the Revolution (15 starts) he has three goals and two assists. In the aforementioned qualifying, where Canada fell one match short of making the Olympics, he had a notable performance where he scored both goals in a 2-0 win over El Salvador.
European interest in Buchanan was reported first by Transfermarkt in mid-March.
Buchanan was first round pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, selected ninth overall after playing two years of college soccer at Syracuse. He also spent time in 2018 with League1 Ontario, a side that plays in the Canadian Soccer Association.