The Tajon Buchanan transfer saga has finally reached its conclusion.
On Tuesday it was announced that Club Brugge had acquired Buchanan in a move that will keep the 22-year-old with New England for the rest of the season.
“I am excited to take this next step in my career and am grateful for the New England Revolution for giving me the opportunity to grow as a player and showcase my abilities.” said Buchanan. “I will continue to give my all to the Revolution this season and hope to end my time in MLS by lifting a trophy with my teammates.”
While the team did not talk about the specifics of the deal, Sam Stejskal of The Athletic reported that New England will receive $7 million along with a 10 percent sell-on clause.
Sources: Tajon Buchanan's move from New England to Club Brugge is essentially done. Announcement expected later today.— Sam Stejskal (@samstejskal) August 24, 2021
New England will receive ~$7 million with a 10% sell-on clause for the 22-year-old Canadian, who will finish the MLS season w/ Revs before moving to Belgium.
Buchanan has been having an amazing season for the Revs this season. The 22-year-old has tallied six goals and four assists in 17 appearances. He has been a menace to opponents and a humongous asset to New England.
Buchanan’s Head coach, Bruce Arena was happy for his player.
“Tajon has grown tremendously during his time in New England and has earned this opportunity to prove himself at the highest levels in Europe with this Champions League club,” said Arena. “We are pleased to facilitate this move for Tajon as he takes the next step in his professional journey. We look forward to his continued contributions with the Revolution as we compete for a championship this season.”
This move is a significant one for the Revolution. Besides the fact that New England gets a significant amount of coin, they also showed players that they can accomplish their European dreams when joining the club.
New England also ensured that they will receive a proper fee while Buchanan stays with the Revs for the rest of the season which is important when it comes to their championship aspirations.
Club Brugge is bound to have a lot more fans in the New England area once Buchanan makes the trip overseas.