After signing Andre Onana from Inter earlier this summer, United has been forced to look for another goalkeeper.
Dean Henderson is on his way to Crystal Palace after being granted permission to transfer to Selhurst Park.
Henderson has started each of United’s opening three Premier League games this season, including Saturday’s victory over Nottingham Forest.
With a move to Palace on the horizon, Henderson’s involvement in a United matchday squad should be his final.
United will need to bring in a replacement for Onana, and it appears like Bayindir will be that man.
Altay Bayindir in the UK to finalize Manchester United transfer Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir has emerged as United’s main target in recent days.
Fabrizio Romano now claims that Bayindir is ‘already in England’ and on his way to Old Trafford.
According to reports, United have agreed on a €7 million (£6 million) deal, and Bayindir is on the verge of becoming a United player.
Bayindir’s departure had been planned for several days, and he said farewell to the Fenerbahce fans after the 5-1 Europa Conference League playoff triumph over Twente on Thursday night.
Fenerbahce have already acquired a successor for Bayindir in the form of Croatian international goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, who has joined from Dinamo Zagreb.
The signing of Bayindir makes sense for Manchester United.
The whispers around Bayindir really began to heat up in July, when the Daily Mail reported that United had held conversations about a deal.
Henderson’s departure was always a possibility, and United appeared to have identified Bayindir as a primary target to replace him.
The 6ft 6in stopper is available for a reasonable fee, which may allow United to reinvest monies elsewhere, such as for Sofyan Amrabat.
Bayindir is only 25 years old and has plenty of room to grow, but he has approximately 150 Fenerbahce outings under his belt.
Bayindir appears to be a strong contender for Onana’s replacement as a cheap, tall, experienced player with opportunity to grow.