Tajon Buchanan has starred for club and country. (David Silverman Photo courtesy of the New England Revolution)
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution have transferred 22-year-old midfielder Tajon Buchanan to Club Brugge of the Belgian First Division A for an undisclosed fee, it was announced Tuesday.
New England also will retain a percentage of Buchanan’s future sell-on rights. Buchanan will remain with the club through the end of the 2021 Major League Soccer season.
“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,” sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said. “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.”
Buchanan, who made the 2021 MLS All-Star Team as a commissioner’s pick, has recorded six goals with four assists through 17 MLS appearances. The Brampton, Ontario native has accumulated 50 MLS appearances, eight goals, and eight assists with the Revs, plus an additional four starts and one goal in the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
A first-round MLS SuperDraft pick in 2019 out of Syracuse University, Buchanan has showcased his versatility as an attacking midfielder, winger, outside back and wingback during his MLS career.
“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,” Buchanan said. “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.”
The 22-year-old Buchanan has earned caps with the Canada men’s national team, five of which came in the Concacaf Gold Cup in July. Buchanan was named to the Gold Cup Best XI and earned the tournament’s Best Young Player Award after helping a Canadian squad that reached the semifinal round. Buchanan tallied his first international goal in the semifinal match against Mexico. The 2020 Canada Men’s Youth International Player of the Year, Buchanan also featured for the Canada Under-23 MNT at the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship in March.