Tajon Buchanan with Bundesliga, Champions League suitors: source
MLS All-Star Tajon Buchanan could be transferred soon
Tajon Buchanan could be on the move with a deal possible in the coming weeks.
The New England Revolution star attacker, fresh off a tremendous showing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Canada, is trending towards a move to Europe. A source close to the situation tells ‘MLS Multiplex’ that Buchanan has several suitors in Europe and that Club Brugge (Belgium) and SC Freiburg (Germany) are two of the favorites to land the winger.
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The source said that the Revolution are attempting to transfer the player then loan him back to the MLS side for the remainder of the season. The secondary MLS transfer window closes on August 5.
The Revolution came into the midweek home match against Nashvile SC at 11-3-3 (36 points). They are four points clear of the Seattle Sounders in the league and eight points above Orlando City in the Eastern Conference.
Tajon Buchanan a rising star for club, country
In 12 appearances (nine starts) across 742 minutes played this season, Tajon Buchanan has three goals and three assists. Across his three seasons in MLS, the 22-year old has 45 appearances (24 starts) with five goals and seven assists.
On Wednesday afternoon, he was named to the MLS All-Star Team that will face Mexico’s Liga MX All-Stars on Aug. 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
He has a total of nine appearances for Canada’s national team including five starts in the recently concluded Gold Cup where he notched a goal and an assist across 435 minutes played. His goal came in Canada’s semifinal loss to Mexico.
He was named to the Scotiabank Best XI of the tournament for his tremendous five games played.
Suitors for Tajon Buchanan are solid clubs
If the move ends up with Tajon Buchanan putting pen to paper for either Club Brugge or SC Freiburg (or another club altogether), he would be the latest young Canadian to leave MLS for a major European team. Perhaps the most prominent of moves came in 2018 when Alphonso Davies left the Vancouver Whitecaps for Bayern Munich.
As for the suitors, Brugge won Belgium’s top flite last season and is in the Champions League this year. As for Freiburg, they are coming off a respectable tenth place finish in the Bundesliga and have a squad that is widely considered solid for the second-best league in the world.
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