Saturday was a chance for Tajon Buchanan to show out in front of his family members up in Toronto. It’s safe to say that he put on an award-winning performance.
Buchanan made his first MLS appearance at BMO Stadium and didn’t disappoint. In front of a crowd that included 70 family members, Buchanan was able to snag the fourth goal of his 2021 campaign and it was a beauty.
DeJuan Jones sent a cross into the box and Buchanan leaped over a Toronto defender and sneakily headed the ball into the net. You could tell how excited he was to score seeing that he broke out the backflip celly for the occasion.
With his continued string of great play, Buchanan’s transfer price seems to increase by the match day. His agent told TSN that the winger was expected to make a decision regarding a European move prior to Saturday’s matchup.
After the game, Buchanan was asked if he made a decision and offered a simple and polite response.
“No comment,” said the 22-year-old.
With how tricky and ever changing transfers can be, it’s not surprising that the winger declined to comment.
His Head Coach Bruce Arena also gave him a glowing recommendation when asked how Buchanan has improved as a player.
Arena said, “He’s grown tactically. Obviously playing more, he has a better feel for the game. Technically, he’s a good player. Physically, he’s grown into a real man and his physical qualities are enormous as well. But I think the experience combined with his technical ability and his physical attributes have made him a very good player. And tonight, his goal tonight was a terrific goal, he was dangerous on a bunch of counters, and he has a huge upside ahead of him. We think he has great potential as a player.”
In these last few games, Buchanan has shown his versatility. After mostly operating as a winger, the Brampton native has recently shifted more centrally with Carles Gil being forced to miss time due to a sports hernia. Buchanan was asked about the recent opportunity after the game and it seems as though he enjoys playing centrally.
He said, “I’m becoming a lot more comfortable finding the game, moving off the ball, and just trying to find spaces to get on the ball and try to be dangerous when I’m on the field. So far, I’ve been doing that, and it’s been helpful. I’m becoming a lot more comfortable playing outside or inside.”
With how well Buchanan is playing the price for his services has to have gone up. If he is going to make a move to Europe, Revolution fans will likely hear about it soon.