Manchester United target Altay Bayindir is currently undergoing medical examinations in Greece ahead of a prospected $5.5m move to Old Trafford.
The 25-year-old has struggled with a recurring back injury and the Red Devils are looking for some reassurances before sealing a deal for Fenerbahce’s first-choice shot-stopper.
Altay Bayindir set for Man United move?
According to the esteemed David Ornstein, United currently have the opportunity to close out a cut-price deal for the Turkish international or focus on alternative options. Any arrival would depend heavily on backup keeper Dean Henderson leaving Old Trafford this month, with Crystal Palace currently the frontrunners for the England international’s services.
🚨 Man Utd doing pre-medical on Altay Bayindir in Greece ahead of possible €5m move for Fenerbahce GK. #MUFC want to asses back issue before opting to sign 25yo or other. Also depends on Dean Henderson exit; #CPFC most likely as thing stand @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/dRuzZ5bpci
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 22, 2023
The 26-year-old is currently recovering from an injury of his own and will only be allowed to leave if Erik Ten Hag has a three-strong pool of senior goalkeepers including Andre Onana and Tom Heaton to choose from on September 1.
United have been monitoring Bayindir closely for some time and the giant Turkish shot-stopper should prove to be good value for money after helping Fenerbahce lift the Turkish Cup last season.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Fenerbahce are lining up highly-rated Croatian international Dominik Livakovic to replace the outgoing Bayindir.