Poland qualified for the World Cup this fall and Buksa should be on their list. Buksa arrived in New England as a 2020 $4 million Designated Player from Ekstraklasa side Pogoń Szczecin.
After a breakout season of 16g/4y in 31 appearances (21 starts) in the 2021 Supporters Shield winning campaign, reports have emerged that Buksa has been a target for a number of teams across Europe during the January transfer window, but that didn’t materialize. to a ton of offers. He was most heavily linked with Serie B side Pisa (Italy), although the numbers were well below the leaked reported $9.5 deal.
ESPN’s Taylor Twellman reported on the Atlanta United v New England broadcast last weekend that French clubs are eyeing Buksa this summer. Twellman also reported this winter that the Revs were looking for $10-15 million for the star forward.
Buksa, 25, has scored in each of his last five league appearances and is 6g/2a in nine appearances (eight starts) this season. With Poland, he has five goals from seven caps and was named on their latest list for Nations League matches in June.
“First, [Buksa] playing well,” Arena said. “He scored an incredible goal for the first goal in Atlanta, not that the second was not a big goal, but two goals with his feet, which was unusual this year. So a real plus for him. He’s doing better and there’s still interest in him.”