Following the leak of Manchester United’s acquisition of Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir by Fred, who departed the team this summer, the club appears to be close to making a new signing official. Despite their former midfielder’s allegation, the 25-year-old has had his physical and is about to finalize a £4.3 million move to Old Trafford. However, the club has not yet made an official announcement about the acquisition.
As Erik ten Hag and Andre Onana’s backup, the Turkey international will take Dean Henderson’s place. Henderson had been given the go-ahead to go to Crystal Palace and undergo a medical in preparation for a trade that would net the club £20 million.
In case Onana is unable to play or sustains an injury throughout the game, United will want to finalize a deal for Bayindir as soon as possible, allowing him to participate in training before joining the Red Devils’ bench for their trip to Arsenal on Sunday. However, the Red Devils are still working out the details before he is introduced as a new player.
Despite the fact that Fred, who joined the same team as Bayindir in Turkey, appeared to confirm the 25-year-old’s arrival before United by saying: “I wished him good luck on his way to Altay,” beIN SPORTS has learned. He will join a fantastic team. I offered various locations where he could be able to reside. It’s pouring a lot, I said. Altay is going to love it at Manchester United.
Bayindir was named on the bench for Fenerbahce’s Europa League tie with FC Twente on Thursday and after his side’s 5-1 triumph he appeared to wave goodbye to the Turkish fans, in preparation for a trip to Manchester to sign for United.
Once they formally announce Bayindir as their new goalkeeper, United are not anticipated to be done with their transfer activity in the last week of the window; a left-back and a midfielder are anticipated to be added to Ten Hag’s team.