Tajon Buchanan, the new Alphonso Davies?
Canadian midfielder Tajon Buchanan of the New England Revolution in MLS is getting a lot of attention from European squads and it’s not about to fade following his impressive Gold Cup performance with Canada.
Revolution coach Bruce Arena confirmed on Friday that the club have already received offers for the 22-year-old Ontarian, who has been in full bloom since the second half of the 2020 MLS season.
Arena knows he won’t be able to hold Buchanan for long, but he intends to keep the player until the end of the season, as the “Revs” are having a strong campaign so far and can aspire to top honors in 2021.
« We had offers, and they involved large amounts of money, » he said in an interview with a Boston-area radio station.
“I’ve spoken to clubs from four different countries in Europe who are interested in him and other players on our team as well,” he added. Transfers are the economy of our sport, but right now, and I think the owners agree, we want to keep our team together this year and see if we can be successful once in the playoffs. «
Buchanan, a versatile, fast and technical player who plays mainly in the lanes, has had a good season so far with the “Revs”, having amassed three goals and three assists in 12 appearances.
The one who was chosen ninth in the « SuperDraft » of 2019 has, however, increased his value, recently, by shining with Canada in the Gold Cup, while the maple leaf reached the semi-final, where he s. ‘fell 2-1 to Mexico following a close battle.
Buchanan, in fact, shone in this game, in particular by scoring the only goal for Canada after a good maneuver.
According to the latest rumors, RC Lens (France), FC Augsburg (Germany) and Club Brugge (Belgium) are among the clubs interested in Buchanan. TSN network recently argued that the amounts offered were « in the millions, » which could make Buchanan something of a new Alphonso Davies. The former Vancouver Whitecaps left MLS for Bayern Munich in January 2019 for $ 11 million.