Manchester United have announced the signing of Turkish goalkeeper, Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce in Turkish Super Lig, MySportDab reports.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Altay Bayindir joins Manchester United for a transfer fee of about €6m/€7m from Fenerbahce.
Bayindir has signed a two-year contract with Manchester United till 2025 and will be used as a backup goalkeeper to replace Dean Henderson, who has completed a move to Crystal Palace.
”I am eager to play for Manchester United and cannot wait to start for the club. This is a big club. I am ready to meet the fans and my teammates. I am ready to give everything for the club and do my best for the club,” Altay Bayindir said on his unveiling as a new Manchester United player.
Bayindir is now Manchester United’s second goalkeeper signing this summer after the club completed move for Andre Onana from Inter Milan.
United needed a backup for Andre Onana as Dean Henderson was set to complete a move away from the club after struggling on the peripheries, battling loan spells while at Manchester United.
Dean Henderson completed a £20m move to Crystal Palace on Thursday, calling a quit on his Manchester United career.
Bayindir, 25, will replace Dean Henderson behind Andre Onana as the club’s second choice goalkeeper as Manchester United continue their campaign this season.
Bayindir’s signing has capped Erik Ten Hag’s overhaul of Manchester United goalkeeper department which started with the exit of David De Gea.
The Dutch tactician will now be working with an entirely new goalkeeper setup at Manchester United featuring the two near arrivals – Andre Onana and Altay Bayindir.