Manchester United’s summer window appears to have taken a little bit of a lull after a rather promising initial period. The side showed great caliber in acquiring the likes of Mason Mount and Andre Onana but ever since the successful acquisition of Rasmus Hojlund, the focus has shifted more towards departures, particularly that of young players.
Fringe talent and deadwood players have also made the news, some like Fred being shown the exit door even as the likes of Harry Maguire continue to stay on and stay firm despite a departure seeming likely.
However, despite all this, it now seems very likely that the club’s next arrival is imminent.
Manchester United to welcome their backup goalkeeper from Turkey
According to multiple reports, Manchester United are on the cusp of signing Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce. In fact, it is understood that the 25-year-old goalkeeper arrived at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul on Friday morning with the destination being Manchester.
All things point to the likely signing of the contract later today with other formalities following suit.
The Red Devils have been keen on the player as a backup keeper for a while now, with The Athletic reporting a few days back that the club were already conducting medical tests on Bayindir but the circumstances over acquiring him were unsure.
Ever since the departure of David De Gea and the arrival of Onana, there have been question marks about the quality of shotstoppers left at the club.
Promising pre-season standout Matej Kovar was loaned out yet again. Moreover, Dean Henderson, who was oft hailed as De Gea’s natural successor at Old Trafford is also seemingly exit-bound.
As such, the move for the Turkish player makes sense especially if Erik ten Hag is intent on bolstering his squad options in all possible roles.