Dylan Borrero – Is he a Tajon Buchanan replacement?

Dylan Borrero of Atletico MG on October 9, 2021
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Foxborough, MASS – “Dylan Borrero is a young attacking player we have followed closely over the past year. His technical ability and pace are assets which will complement our attack. We are excited to welcome him to the New England Revolution.” These are the words of Bruce Arena on the newest addition to the New England Revolution ranks. There has been a lot of talk about bringing someone in this sort of area and so to see it come to fruition is promising.

Dylan Borrero Signs on the Dotted Line

Who is the New Man in Town?

So who exactly is Dylan Borrero. Borrero is a Colombian winger who broke through with Santa Fe. He then went on to join Atletico Mineiro of Brazil shortly after making his pro debut in his home country. With the Brasileiro Serie A side, he won a multitude of honours despite being there for a short period of time. He was part of the side that lifted the Campeonato Mineiro in 2020, an honour that they won in the following two years also. On top of that, he has a league title, a Copa do Brasil and a Supercopa do Brazil to his name.

If you look at pure numbers for Dylan Borrero, it isn’t exactly mind-blowing. Across his spells with both Santa Fe and Atletico Mineiro, the twenty-year-old has accrued just three goals and five assists. Beyond that though, he has shown to be a very tricky customer to deal with. Moreover, he has made appearances for Colombia at U17, U18 and U20 levels, adding a further three goals to his tally across these outings.

Is Dylan Borrero a Tajon Buchanan Replacement?

Dylan Borrero isn’t the first signing to arrive at the Revolution door during this current season. Goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic came in just a couple of weeks ago and he is expected to be a direct replacement for Matt Turner once the Serb is up and running. This may well be the case for Borrero too following the painful departure of Tajon Buchanan in the off-season. The Canadian star of course earnt his big move to Europe and left a huge void behind him.

Buchanan at one point was a diamond in the rough but watching him develop in Boston was quite something. He went from an explosive, edge-of-your-seat ball carrier to a lights-out MLS winger that was a consistent thorn in the opponent’s sides, contributing regular goals and assists too. Dylan Borrero could quite easily follow in the footsteps of the Club Brugge man. What Buchanan brought to the side is now missing from the Revs’ arsenal, the likes of Carles Gil and Sebastian Lletget being very different players.

Dylan Borrero will hopefully hit the ground running in Foxborough as he takes that next step up in his career. He is just 20 though and so to expect him to become an instant starter off the bat might be a bit hopeful.

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