United Are ‘Set To Complete’ Their Fifth Signing Of The Summer Transfer Window

United Are ‘Set To Complete’ Their Fifth Signing Of The Summer Transfer Window

Manchester United are “set to complete” the £4.3m signing of Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce, according to the Daily Mail.

Following Dean Henderson’s £20m (including add-ons) transfer to Crystal Palace, it has freed up the space in the squad for the Red Devils to sign a new backup for no.1 Andre Onana.

It is believed that officials from the Manchester club travelled to Greece last week in order to hash out a deal for Bayindir.

There was originally some concerns that the 25-year-old could fail a medical, due to a hip problem that kept him out for a couple of months last season, but it appears that he has passed all the necessary checks.

United will be getting a pretty experienced player, with Bayindir having made 145 appearances for Fenerbahce, as well as being capped five times by Turkey.

Bayindir will be United’s fifth summer signing

If the Turkish international’s move is made official in the coming hours, he will be the club’s fifth addition of the summer, following the arrivals of Onana, Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund and Jonny Evans.

Evans was only handed a short-term deal initially to play in pre-season but the veteran defender has seemingly impressed manager Erik ten Hag enough that he could now get a one-year contract.

United may snap up two more players ahead of Friday’s deadline

The Red Devils are thought to be in talks with Chelsea about signing Marc Cucurella on loan. The injuries to Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia have forced the club into the market to find a new left-back.

Cucurella is seemingly the number one choice and a deal is expected to be finalised as long as an agreement on the loan fee can be found.

Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat is also another player who could be brought in before the transfer window closes.

David Tully

David Tully

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