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Man Utd target Fenerbahçe goalkeeper as Onana backup

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The Red Devils are keen to add another goalkeeper to their ranks before the transfer window’s deadline.

Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir.

Following the departure of David de Gea, Man Utd signed Andre Onana as their new No.1 keeper. However, Nathan Bishop’s loan move to Sunderland and Dean Henderson’s possible transfer to Crystal Palace has forced the Red Devils to monitor the market for a new shot-stopper.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Bayindir could join Man Utd on a €7m deal. The 25-year-old’s current club, Fenerbahce, are on the verge of signing Dominik Livaković as their new goalkeeper.

Bayindir has been a regular starter for the Turkish giants since 2019 while earning 12 caps for Turkey. A report from Sports Digitale claims Fenerbahce have allowed their goalkeeper to enter negotiations with interested clubs.

In his 145 appearances for Fenerbahce, Bayindir has conceded 162 goals and kept 44 clean sheets. It’s not unrealistic to imagine the young goalkeeper competing with Onana for the No.1 spot at some point, but he will most likely remain United’s second-choice keeper this season.

United hope to bounce back from their last weekend’s 2-0 defeat against Tottenham. Erik ten Hag’s men will host Nottingham Forest in their next league match on Saturday.