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Tajon Buchanan set to turn out to be 1st Canadian to play in Serie A after switch to Inter Milan

Tajon Buchanan is about to turn out to be the primary Canadian to play in Serie A after his switch from Brugge to Italian chief Inter Milan was introduced Friday.

“I am actually proud to be the primary Canadian within the Italian league,” Buchanan mentioned. “It is a massive achievement.”

The switch charge for the 24-year-old was 7 million euros ($10.25 million Cdn) however might rise to 10 million euros ($14.65 million) with bonuses, in accordance with the Gazzetta dello Sport.

Having signed a contract via 2027-28, the Brampton, Ont., native will earn about 1.5 million euros ($2.2 million) per season.

With Juan Cuadrado injured and Denzel Dumfries’s contract nonetheless not renewed, Buchanan provides coach Simone Inzaghi a brand new choice on the appropriate wing. He has performed at each proper again and in midfield as a winger.

“I am a flexible participant. I can play in numerous [positions] however my intention is simply to be taught as a lot as potential, make myself obtainable for the crew and adapt to a brand new fashion of play,” Buchanan instructed Inter’s web site.

Buchanan performed on Canada’s crew on the final World Cup and is a part of a powerful era of younger gamers from his nation alongside Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David.

“I am a extremely direct participant and I prefer to go one-on-one with the defender and function within the half areas across the opposition penalty space, creating numerical superiority,” Buchanan mentioned. “I can undoubtedly enhance within the defensive section.”

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