Manchester United’s signing of Fenerbahce and Turkey goalkeeper Altay Bayindir is now just a’matter of time,’ according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who discloses the reason for the delay in an exclusive interview with GIVEMESPORT.
Erik ten Hag has already spent almost £165 million on three incomings this summer, according to Transfermarkt, but is eager to sign more fresh faces before Friday’s 11 p.m. deadline.
Altay Bayindir, Manchester United transfer news
Bayindir seems set to become the club’s fourth important acquisition, according to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, who claims that a deal for the 25-year-old shot-stopper will be completed soon, while Dean Henderson is on his way to Crystal Palace. The Whitehaven-born goalkeeper has struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford, particularly under Ten Hag’s management, and will now join the Eagles for a sum of £20 million.
Andre Onana will undoubtedly remain Ten Hag’s first choice between the sticks, however Bayindir will be the Cameroon international’s backup if he is absent for whatever reason. And, while that function has become somewhat redundant in recent years, Bayindir may get his chance to shine sooner than expected.
Onana, who joined Ajax for £47.2 million earlier in the transfer season, has been called up to the Cameroon national team camp ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi next month. If his country wins the tournament, he might miss as many as four Premier League matches, according to the Manchester Evening News. While Bayindir is likely to play in the early rounds of cup tournaments and any Champions League dead rubber matches, he will make every effort to perform at his best when called upon. Now, Romano has updated GIVEMESPORT on Bayindir’s transfer to Manchester United.
What have Fabrizio Romano’s comments on Manchester United and Altay Bayindir been?
In an exclusive interview with GIVEMESPORT, Romano stated that a deal for Bayindir is now likely after the 25-year-old passed his physical despite concerns about his back problem.
According to the Italian transfer specialist, he is already in Manchester and signing on the dotted line is now just a “matter of time.”
“There is the Altay Bayindir situation, which is also a matter of time,” he continued. Manchester United needed to ensure that the player’s physical condition was in good order because he had some back issues in recent months.
What is Manchester United’s next step?
Mason Mount’s injury has put the Manchester-based club under increased pressure to find a new midfield face before the transfer deadline on Friday. As a result, Sky Sports writer Michael Bridge recently told GIVEMESPORT that Ten Hag could make a last-ditch effort to replace the Englishman, naming Sofyan Amrabat and Ryan Gravenberch as two players on the Dutchman’s shopping list
Manchester United will face competition from Liverpool for Gravenberch’s talents, and both clubs have been given a boost as MailOnline claims the 21-year-old hopes a move to either of his Premier League suitors happens before the deadline on Friday. If the Red Devils’ arch-rivals win the race for Bayern Munich’s star, it is known that Fiorentina’s Amrabat is anxious to play at Old Trafford and is ‘waiting to fly’ to Manchester once a fee has been agreed upon between the two parties. According to David Ornstein, the club is aggressively working on a move for the Morocco international before the transfer market closes on Friday, however it is understood to be a loan deal.