Manchester United made three major signings early in the window, bringing in Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund for a combined fee of around £165 million. However, their transfer activity seemingly stalled despite obvious gaps in Erik ten Hag’s squad.
The last few weeks have seen the club’s recruitment team attempt to raise funds through sales and at the same time explore bargain deals amid concerns over financial fair play regulations.
In that regard, it seems Dean Henderson’s move to Crystal Palace in a deal reported to be worth £20 million including add-ons has helped United, and opened the floodgates for new arrivals.
Manchester United plan to make four signings on deadline day
The Red Devils have been very busy on the final day of the summer transfer window. Early on Friday morning, they announced the signing of Altay Bayındır from Fenerbahce. The 25-year-old will replace Henderson as the side’s second-choice goalkeeper.
A few hours later, United also unveiled Sergio Reguilón. The Spanish left-back arrives from Tottenham Hotspur on a loan deal.
The Old Trafford outfit have also agreed a loan deal with Fiorentina for Sofyan Amrabat, who has seemingly been waiting to reunite with Ten Hag, his former FC Utrecht coach, all summer.
This one was a tricky and lengthy saga that concluded with both clubs reaching an agreement for a loan fee of €10m plus the option to buy for €20m plus €5m in add-ons. Having said that, the addition of Morocco’s World Cup star will certainly raise the technical quality of United’s midfield.
Finally, Jonny Evans is set to sign a one-year contract with United today, as per The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell. Leicester City released him earlier this summer, opening doors for suitors to sign the experienced centre-back on a free transfer.